• View of the Tule Lake Segregation Center from guard tower on top of Castle Rock

    Tule Lake Unit

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Funding for this website was provided by a grant from the California State Library through the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.About the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program: The CCLPEP was established in 1998 by legislation introduced by then–Assemblyman Mike Honda of San Jose, and administered by the California State Library. The goal of the program is to help develop educational materials that will ensure that the forced mass incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry will not be forgotten. Assemblyman George Nakano of Torrance introduced legislation that extended the program funding and established it as a State Library program.

Did You Know?

Water Tanks at Tule Lake Segregation Center

Tule Lake was never dark. 223 light posts spaced 50 feet apart surrounded the buildings and were lit 24/7. Daily water consumption at Tule Lake was over 1 million gallons per day.