Yatala Prison a sketch by an inmate from1877, State Library of South Australia, B 21925/1.

The Yatala Labor prison, formerly known as ‘the Stockade’ opened in 1854 and since that time prisoners have been seeking early release under their own terms.  Dr Barry Blundell APM, retired Detective Senior Sergeant, presents stories on escapes from the gaol in its first 100 years, including the many escapes of William Digby, ingenious escapee, escapes by Ernest Richards and the unbelievable ‘Battle of Enfield.’

Presented by City of Port Adelaide Enfield