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The Model Prison System

Port Arthur was a prison founded in 1828 to deal with the tougher cases from around Australia. A new model system of isolation, and hard labor was instituted here. The prisons were also given training to hopefully re-intigrate them into society after their sentence was done. Have a full day to see the many aspects of Prison life here.

Rainbows way down under.

A beautiful double rainbow that we saw while we were touring the prison system

Only a Mens Prison

The Female Prisons were in other parts of the island. I tried to leave my wife there but they wouldn't take her.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Learn about the Australian prison system
  • Cons:Prison is about the only thing to do here.
  • In a nutshell:The New Prison of Tasmania
  • Last visit to Port Arthur: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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