Prisoners washing at a labor camp in the Malibu canyons, Malibu, 1921
- Prisoners washing at a labor camp in the Malibu canyons, Malibu, 1921
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- [circa May 14, 1921]
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
This photograph appears with the article, “Crowded Jail Forces Prisoners Into Open,” Los Angeles Times, 15 May 1921: II1.
A row of men are seen washing themselves and their clothes. One man in the foreground chops wood.
Due to overcrowding in the Los Angeles County Jail, a labor camp was opened in the canyons of Malibu where prison labor was used to build roads connecting to the Pacific Coast Highway. The open-air camp was noted for its lack of chains, steel bars, or handcuffs.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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