Dubbo mayor Ben Shields will 'pardon' the Old Dubbo Gaol animatronic prisoners later this month.
The prisoners will officially receive their pardons in two weeks' time, when redevelopments commence at the gaol.
One of the most prolific prisoners, Thomas Moore, was held in the gaol for murder.
Initially installed as an animatronic in 1988, Thomas Moore received a $25,000 facelift in 2002, to receive more realistic features and better movement.
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Like many of the animatronics, his long service in the Gaol is coming to an end, though his fate will be much kinder than a visit to the gallows.
"I'm pleased to say that the Thomas Moore animatronic will be donated to the Western Plains Cultural Centre's collection to live on for posterity. He has been a feature of Old Dubbo Gaol for so long, and his resemblance to the real and original Thomas Moore is uncanny," Cr Shields said.
Also up for release later this month are woodcutters Harry Patch and Jimmy Ninefingers, who have been sawing away at the same piece of log since 2002.
While some of the prisoners are receiving a pardon and being set free, other familiar faces are heading off on retirement.
The goal has already started the process of digitising the voices of all the animatronics, including the last gaoler Eric Gosper, whose actual voice is used.
Their voices will be converted from old cassette tapes and CDs to a cleaned up digital format.