Stringtown (detention facility)


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US Gov Name Stringtown Internment Camp
Facility Type U.S. Army Internment Camp
Administrative Agency U.S. Army
Location Stringtown, Oklahoma (34.4667 lat, -96.0500 lng)
Date Opened
Date Closed
Population Description Held Japanese immigrants from the U.S., as well as German prisoners of war (POWs).
General Description Located 5 miles north of Stringtown in southern Oklahoma. Currently a medium-security facility, the Mack Alford Correctional Center.
Peak Population 176
National Park Service Info
  • Stringtown was established in 1933 as a sub-prison to relieve overcrowding at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.