Yatala Labour Prison

Yatala Labour Prison is a low- to high-security men's prison in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. It was built in 1854 to enable prisoners to work at the creek, quarrying rock for roads and construction. Originally known as The Stockade it acquired its current name from a local Aboriginal word.

The prison has been expanded many times but still has functioning buildings that date to the 1850s. It remains Adelaide's main male prison and although it was scheduled to be closed by 2011, it has remained open due to the Global Financial Crisis.

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... Alan Bond – a businessman, spent a brief time in Yatala during his fraud trial in the early 1990s ... Bradley John Murdoch – convicted murderer of Peter Falconio, was held briefly in the prison before being extradited ...

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