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Long Bay

Patrick Kennedy


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PUBLISHED: 15th April 2018
ISBN: 9781925043419
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  • Hardcover
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PUBLISHED: 15th April 2018
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Publisher Description

Long Bay has housed some of Australia's most notorious criminals: Tilly Devine, Darcy Dugan, Russell Cox, Neddy Smith, Chow Hayes, Bernie Matthews, Rex Jackson and Roger Rogerson have all spent time behind its bars. Patrick Kennedy has a personal connection: his parents worked there as medical staff and he grew up metres from the outer wall. As a paramedic he tended to Russell Cox after his escape attempt and was one of the first on the scene at Prison Officer John Mewburn's murder. He takes us behind the scenes of Australia's hardest prison, telling the stories of inmates, prison officers and nurses. Kennedy is the only author to have been given access to the Forensic Hospital. Full of contemporary and historic photos, this is the first comprehensive history of Long Bay Correctional Centre.

Author Biography

Patrick Kennedy grew up in a staff house next to Long Bay gaol, where a 6 in backyard cricket meant climbing the outer wall. His parents worked there as medical staff. In the Ambulance Service of NSW he was one of Australia's first Intensive Care Paramedics and later ran the Media Unit. This work took him to crime scenes in and out of the prison, including the Viking Tavern where multiple ambulances carried off members of the Bandidos gang destined for the cells. Long Bay is his fourth book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Chronological Index

Introduction

  1. LONG BAY

The Suburb Embarrassed by its Name

  1. THE MAKINGS OF A PRISON

  2. THE GAOL COMPLEX

Women's Reformatory, MRP and Hospitals

  1. THE CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL PRISON

The Infamous "OBS" and the Murder of John Mewburn

  1. EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Riots and Shanghais

  1. THE METROPOLITAN REMAND CENTRE

Home to the Comancheros after the Father's Day Massacre

  1. THE MALABAR TRAINING CENTRE

Low Security, High Drama

  1. KATINGAL

The "Electronic Zoo" and "The Fox" on the Run

  1. THE SPECIAL PURPOSE CENTRE

The Most Secret Prison in Australia and Creativity behind Bars

  1. THE MODERN DAY HOSPITALS -

and How One Man Squeezed his Way to Freedom

  1. THE FORENSIC HOSPITAL

"No Armed Guards, No Cells, No Barbed Wire"

  1. CHAPLAINS IN LONG BAY

"... I Was in Prison and You Came to Visit Me"

Notes

Bibliography

Picture Credits

Index

Product Details

Author
Patrick Kennedy
Pages
256
Publisher
Halstead Press
Year
2018
ISBN-10
192504341X
ISBN-13
9781925043419
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-04-15
Subtitle
A Prison History
Country of Publication
Australia

Product Reviews

04 Aug, 2018
By David
31 Jul, 2018
By Adrienne
07 Jun, 2018
Great reading, not quite finished yet.
By Sabina
06 Jun, 2018
Great book !!!!!!!
By Kim
05 Jun, 2018
I'm lookinhg forward to reading it but, I am in the midst of finiishing off another at the moment. If I didn't think I would like it, I wouldn't have bought it. So as you can see, I am yet to start the book, but I did peruse whan I received and thought that it would be a good read and to tell others what prison life would be a good place not to be. Recommend this book..
By Elaine