Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

by James Phelps


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Welcome to Long Bay, Australia's hardest prison. For the first time, guards and inmates of the notorious South Sydney facility reveal what really goes on behind its towering concrete walls. Opened in 1909, Long Bay Jail, originally a women's reformatory, has a dark and extraordinary history. From ghosts to legendary prisoners, there has been an infamous collection of Long Bay "guests," including the formidable Neddy Smith, convicted rapists the Skaf brothers, and shamed entrepreneur Rene Rivkin. Former inmates Rodney Adler, Graham "Abo" Henry, Tom Domican, John Elias, and others tell all about the brutal reality of life behind bars. And "Mr Big" Ian Hall Saxon finally comes clean about his prison escape, which baffled the nation. Delve into the personal accounts of the prison guards, Long Bay's unsung heroes, as they open up about their experiences dealing with some of the most dangerous men in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143780793
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James Phelps is an award-winning senior reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. He began as on overnight police rounds reporter before moving into sport where he became one of Australia's best news breaking rugby league reporters. James became News Australia's Chief National Motorsport's Writer as well as becoming Australia's No.1 V8 Supercar reporter. He is the author of Dick Johnson: the Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend, is a twice V8 Supercar media award winner, and is a former News Awards Young Journalist of the Year and Sport Reporter of the Year.

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