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|
|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.