Police officers and prison guards are served lunch at open-air prison camp, Malibu, 1921
- Police officers and prison guards are served lunch at open-air prison camp, Malibu, 1921
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- [circa May 14, 1921]
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Different photographs taken on the same occasion appear with the article, “Crowded Jail Forces Prisoners Into Open,” Los Angeles Times, 15 May 1921: II1.
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.
Six men in suits, sitting on either bench before the table, are served a meal by the chef, cook, and what appears to be another prison official standing at the head of the table. They are sitting in a spacious tent that features wooden raters and a window.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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