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

Australia's Hardest Prison

Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail

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Published: 1st August 2014
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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.

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 and travelled the world chasing F1 stories as well as becoming Australia's No.1 V8 Supercar reporter. James is also a senior feature writer for the Sunday Telegraph.

Following the best selling Dick Johnson: the Autobiography of a True-Blue Aussie Sporting Legend', James has returned to his roots to delve into the criminal underworld with his first crime book: Australia's Hardest Prison; Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jail. James is a twice V8 Supercar media award winner and a former News Awards 'Young Journalist of the Year'' and 'Sport Reporter of the Year''.

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            ISBN: 9780857983329
            ISBN-10: 0857983326
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 336
            Published: 1st August 2014
            Publisher: Random House Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3  x 2.6
            Weight (kg): 0.48
            Edition Number: 1