Statistics


Tuberculosis: The Real Killer

Of the 112 prisoners who died while at the Yuma Territorial Prison, very few died violently:

Shot trying to Escape 8
Suicide 6
Work Accidents 5
Homicide by Another Prisoner 2
Executed by Yuma County 1

Nearly 50% died of tuberculosis, and another 33% died of natural causes. Given the hard lives these convicts lived, and the many who were transferred here with tuberculosis, it is a tribute to Prison medical care that so few of the 3,000+ prisoners died while in custody.