Camp Locations

 

Map of Known Internment Camps

 

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Addendum to Map of Internment Sites Jacobs, 2005

LOCATIONS BY STATE/COUNTRY                     JURISDICTION
 
CALIFORNIA
 
Angel Island                                    Military
San Pedro                            INS   
San Ysidro  INS                                               
Sharp Park                                                 INS
Tujunga (Tuna Canyon)                         INS
          
 
COLORADO
 
Denver, City of                                       INS          
Ft. Logan                                          Military
 
 
CONNECTICUT
 
Hartford, Community Center Building             INS
 
 
CUBA
 
Pine Island                                        INS
 
 
 
FLORIDA
 
Ft. Barrancas                                   Military
Miami, City of                                  INS 
Tampa dwelling  INS
            
 
GEORGIA
 
Fort Oglethorpe                              Military
Fort Screven                                    Military
 
 
HAWAII
 
Sand Island                                     Military
Camp Honouliuli  Military
     
 
ILLINOIS
 
Chicago 
  4800 Ellis Avenue                             INS
  Home of the Good Shepherd          INS
 
          
 
LOUISIANA
 
Algiers                                         INS/State Department          
New Orleans (Jung Hotel)        INS/State Department
  
 
MASSACHUSETTS
 
East Boston                                INS
                       
 
MARYLAND
 
Fort Howard, Baltimore            Military    
Fort Meade                                Military
 
 
MEXICO
 
Nuevo Laredo                  INS/State Department 
 
       
 
MICHIGAN
 
Detroit                                                      INS
 
 
 
MINNESOTA
 
St. Paul, County Jail           INS
 
           
 
MISSOURI
 
Kansas City                                           INS
St. Louis County Jail  INS
 
    
 
MONTANA                              
 
Fort Missoula                                  Military
 
     
NEBRASKA
 
Fort Crook, Omaha                              Military
Omaha (Good Shepherd Convent)      INS
 
       
NEW JERSEY
 
Gloucester City                                INS
 
 
NEW MEXICO
 
Fort Stanton                                    Military       
Lordsburg                                        INS
 
 
NEW YORK
 
Buffalo (Home of  the Good Shepherd)            INS           
Camp Upton                                     Military
Ellis Island                                        INS
Niagara Falls                                    INS
Syracuse, former fire station       INS
 
 
NORTH CAROLINA
 
Asheville (Grove Park Inn)             INS
 
 
 
NORTH DAKOTA
 
Fort Lincoln                                      Military
 
 
OHIO
 
Cincinnati
 Hotel Gibson                       INS
 417 W. 4th Str. - Post Office Building)                INS 
 Hamilton County Workhouse INS                                            
 
Cleveland  (Home of the Good Shepherd)          INS
          former Police Station                  INS
      
 
OKLAHOMA
 
Fort Sill                                       Military          
McAlester                                  Military
Stringtown                                 Military
 
 
OREGON
 
Portland, County Jail               INS
       
 
PENNSYLVANIA
 
Nanticoke, State Armory             INS
Philadelphia (Home of the Good Shepherd)    INS
Pittsburgh, Penn Armory INS
  
 
PUERTO RICO
 
San Juan                                        Military (placed on map, but Puerto Rico itself not shown)
 
 
TENNESSEE
 
Camp Forrest                                Military
 
 
TEXAS
 
Crystal City                                    INS   
Fort Bliss                                        Military        
Fort Sam Houston                        Military
Houston, former Police Station (not on map)     INS
Kenedy                                          INS            
Laredo                                           INS            
San Antonio                                 INS    
Seagoville                                     INS
        
 
UTAH
 
Salt Lake City, County Jail         INS
        
 
WASHINGTON
 
Seattle                                         INS          
Spokane (County Jail)              INS                     
Sullivan Lake                             Military
 
 
WEST VIRGINIA
 
White Sulphur Springs (Greenbrier Hotel)        INS/State Department
 
 
WISCONSIN
 
Camp McCoy                                      Military
Milwaukee
  Home of the Good Shepherd               INS
  Milwaukee Barracks (County Jail)      INS 
 

Updated July 30, 2005. The foregoing listing cites almost 70 locations for the internment of civilians in the United States during World War II.. In October 1990, the author, under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, requested an exhaustive list of the internment facilities and detention centers used by the U.S. Government during World War II. Almost two years later, on August 23, 1993, the Immigration and Naturalization Service responded with a partial list and said, "no guarantee can be made that the list provided is exhaustive. No definitive list now exists." See FOIPA request CO 2.12.-C; CO 904151

We remain astonished that the multi-million dollar 1982 report, Personal Justice Denied, of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians depicts only four internment sites in the United States. Furthermore the report does not report on any internment facilities east of the Mississippi River. See page xii of the cited report.


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