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

    Tule Lake Unit

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Guard Tower Tule Lake Segregation Center

When Tule Lake became a high-security segregation center, the number of guard towers surrounding the site was increased from six to twenty-eight. The towers were manned by armed guards.