National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced on April 6 that the NPS Japanese American Confinement Sites Program awarded the Tule Lake Committee with a $192,467 grant to begin restoration work for the concrete jail located on the Tule Lake National Historic Landmark segregation center property.
The project, “Restoring the Tule Lake Segregation Center NHL Jail, Phase II,” will enable the pre-construction and environmental planning necessary to prepare this historic structure to be “shovel-ready” for the final Phase III construction phase. The concentration camp jail was constructed with prisoner labor in 1944. The jail replaced the infamous Army stockade, and was used to imprison Japanese Americans who were stripped of their U.S. Citizenship and then deported to Japan. (end)