1 Sep 2012

New Plymouth Prison

George Wilder escaped from here.  New Zealand's oldest prison built 1861 originally as a military hospital within sight of Marslands Hill.  Soon to be decommissioned next year.
Our friendly Corrections Officer related various stories, including a prisoner who leap over the wire and wall into the darkness, hobbled to a phone to make a call to his mum to pick him up, who promptly dobbed him in.

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