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Long Bay : a prison history

Kennedy, Patrick2018
For over a century Long Bay Gaol has been home to Australia's most notorious villains, including Darcy Dugan, Tilly Devine, "Neddy Smith", Roger Rogerson, Russell Cox, and members of the Comanchero bikie gang. Pat Kennedy grew up next door, where a 6 in backyard cricket meant climbing the outer wall. His parents worked inside, and as an ambulance paramedic, he was called to crime scenes in and out of the prison.
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Long Bay : a prison history / Patrick Kennedy.
Ultimo, New South Wales : Halstead Press, 2018.
254 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 246) and index.
Foreward -- Chronological index -- Introduction -- 1. Long Bay: the suburb embarrassed by its name -- 2. The makings of a prison -- 3. The Gaol complex: Women's Reformatory, MRP and Hospitals -- 4. The Central Industrial Prison: the infamous "OBS" and the murder of John Mewburn -- 5. Emergency response: riots and shanghais -- 6. The Metropolitan Remand Centre: home to the Comancheros after the "Father's Day Massacre" -- 7. The Malabar Training Centre: low security, high drama -- 8. Katingal: the electronic zoo and "the Fox" on the run -- 9. The Special Purpose Centre: the most secret prison in Australia, and creativity behind bars -- 10. The modern-day hospitals: and how one man squeezed his way to freedom -- 11. The Forensic Hospital: "no armed guards, no cells, no barbed wire" -- 12. Chaplains in Long Bay: "... I was in prison, and you came to visit me" -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Picture sources -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
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