Behind Bars. Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison was constructed by convict labour and using limestone quarried on-site. Building began in 1851 and was completed in 1859. The first prisoners were moved there in 1855. The original design of the main cell block was based on that of Pentonville Prison in England.

Fremantle Prison was decommissioned on November 8, 1991.

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Taken on March 2, 2009