Jail holds record number of visitors captive

Maia Frewer, Fremantle Prison’s Visitors Services Manager. d404136
Maia Frewer, Fremantle Prison’s Visitors Services Manager. d404136

WA’s only World Heritage Listed building welcomed more than 187,000 visitors in 2012/13, beating the previous best of 179,000 in 2008/09.

Fremantle Prison executive manager Bevan Beaver said the prison’s uniqueness was a drawcard and that greater awareness of the history and significance of the building made it a must-see.

‘As a convict-built prison, it is unique in that it is intact and demonstrates the history of incarceration in WA,’ he said.