Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail

Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail by James Phelps
ISBN
9780857987518
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
288
Dimensions
129 x 197 x 19mm

BEHIND THE WALLS OF GOULBURN JAIL An unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s u seven in just three years u earned Goulburn Jail the ominous name of The Killing Fields'. Inmates who were sentenced or transferred to the 130-year-old towering sandstone menace declared they had been given a death sentence. Gang alliances, power plays, contracted hits, the ice trade, the colour of your skin u even mistaken identity u any number of things could seal your fate. The worst race war in the history of Australian prisons saw several groups u Aboriginal, Lebanese, Asian, Islander and Anglo u wage a vicious and uncontrollable battle for power. Every day there were stabbings. Every day there were bashings. And then there was murder A controversial policy known as racial clustering' might have put an end to the Killing Fields, but soon something far scarier would arise, something called Supermax . . . Within the stark white walls, clinical halls and solitary confinement, it is where Australia's most evil men are locked away. It is home to serial killer Ivan Milat; the Terror Five', militants who plotted attacks across Sydney in 2005; Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy and gang rap
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BEHIND THE WALLS OF GOULBURN JAIL An unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s u seven in just three years u earned Goulburn Jail the ominous name of The Killing Fields'. Inmates who were sentenced or transferred to the 130-year-old towering sandstone menace declared they had been given a death sentence. Gang alliances, power plays, contracted hits, the ice trade, the colour of your skin u even mistaken identity u any number of things could seal your fate. The worst race war in the history of Australian prisons saw several groups u Aboriginal, Lebanese, Asian, Islander and Anglo u wage a vicious and uncontrollable battle for power. Every day there were stabbings. Every day there were bashings. And then there was murder A controversial policy known as racial clustering' might have put an end to the Killing Fields, but soon something far scarier would arise, something called Supermax . . . Within the stark white walls, clinical halls and solitary confinement, it is where Australia's most evil men are locked away. It is home to serial killer Ivan Milat; the Terror Five', militants who plotted attacks across Sydney in 2005; Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy and gang rap
ISBN:
9780857987518
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2016
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
129 x 197 x 19mm

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