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Travelling through Fremantle, Australia we took a chance and went exploring through Fremantle Prison. The prison was built in the 1850’s and clos… Read More
Travelling through Fremantle, Australia we took a chance and went exploring through Fremantle Prison. The prison was built in the 1850’s and closed only as recently as 1991 where convicts were still imprisoned in almost medieval conditions. Talking to one of the guides who seemed to have an almost uncanny knowledge of prison life, we asked him if he used to work in the jail. He turned to us and said in a brisk military tone, “There are only two kinds of people who come back. Those who served here, and those who guarded here. Next question?” Read Less
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Fremantle Prison
Travelling through Fremantle, Australia we took a chance and went exploring through Fremantle Prison. The prison was built in the 1850’s and closed only as recently as 1991 where convicts were still imprisoned in almost medieval conditions. 
My father talked to one of the guides who had an uncanny first hand knowledge of prison life, and a harsh stone cold demeanour. He asked him if he used to be a warden in the jail. The guide turned to him and said in a curt military tone, “There are only two kinds of people who come back here. Those who served here, and those who worked here. Next question?!”