Australia's Most Murderous Prison
Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
ISBN10: 0857987496 ISBN13: 9780857987495 Publisher: Random House Australia Published: Dec 1 2015 Pages: 256 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s--seven in just three years--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 color of your skin--even mistaken identity--any number of things could seal your fate. The worst race war in the history of Australian prisons saw several groups--Aboriginal, Lebanese, Asian, Islander, and Anglo--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 rapist Bilal Skaf, to name a few. Murderers, terrorists, serial killers, gangsters, and rapists--soon you will meet them all inside Australia's most murderous prison.