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Boggo Road and Beyond [used book][hard to get]

By: Tom King

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Watson Ferguson and Co: 2007

Seller ID: 1921054204

ISBN: 1921054204

Condition: Very Good


In the 1989, together with many hundred other senior and junior staff of all prisons throughout Queensland he was declared redundant and subsequently, the Kendy report, which preceded the American inspired "cost effective" prisons for profit concept was imposed on all Queenslanders. The report has never been scrutinised until now. View more info

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Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run [used book][hard to get]

By: Eamonn Duff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2011

Seller ID: 174237817X

ISBN: 174237817X

Condition: Good


The story behind Australia's most famous drug case A reckless father, his dark past, an Adelaide drug trafficker and the Gold Coast beauty school dropout who kept her mouth shut. This is the explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby and how she took the rap for her father's drug syndicate. The result of a three year investigation, Sins of the Father returns to the beginning of Australia's most famous drug case, to a time when nobody had ever heard the name Schapelle Corby. Finally, the missing pieces of the jigsaw fall into place as we are led, step by step, through the important weeks, ... View more info

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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends

By: Elsbeth Hardie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Seller ID: 003084

ISBN: 187646724X

Condition: New


On 8th April 1811, the ship Friends sailed from England carrying 101 female convicts bound for the penal colony that was New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft. Susannah Noon, not yet in her teens, tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester. It earned her a sentence of transportation for seven years' 'beyond the seas'. It was a sentence that reverberated throughout her lifetime; she never returned to England. What drove most of these women, young and old, to crime was what ... View more info

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Papillon

By: Henri Charriere

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Perennial: 2011

Seller ID: 9780007179961

ISBN: 0007179960

Condition: New


An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Henri Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arrival he made his first break for freedom, travelling a thousand gruelling miles in an open boat. He was recaptured and put into solitary confinement but his spirit remained untamed: over thirteen years he made nine incredible escapes, including from the notorious penal... View more info

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Maximum Security : The inside story of Australia's toughest gaols [used book]

By: James Morton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2011

Seller ID: 1742610374

ISBN: 1742610374

Condition: Good


Maximum security - the toughest classification in the Australian prison system - exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nation's worst criminals, the so-called 'intractables', these facilities are settings of violence and despair. Just how rough are these jails within jails, and what's it like to be incarcerated in them? From the brutal regime of colonial Norfolk Island to the sterile cruelty of Jika Jika and Katingal, James Morton, bestselling author of Gangland Australia and Shotgun and Standover, takes us through the history of these sinister places of punishment, which have been hom... View more info

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Dirty Deeds - Justice Prevails : True Crime Stories That Gripped Australia [used book]

By: Paul Anderson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Hardie Grant: 2012

Seller ID: 1742700322

ISBN: 1742700322

Condition: Good


An inside account of some of Australia's most gruesome and recent crime cases. Go inside a maximum security jail unit to learn why feared prisoner Matthew Charles Johnson murdered drug boss Carl Williams in the most brutal way possible. Question how a two-time killer was allowed the freedom to murder his third innocent victim, dismembering her in a bathtub and throwing the body out to sea. Read these and many more true stories but beware, Dirty Deeds: Justice Prevails is not for the faint hearted. View more info

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Schapelle Corby : My Story [used book]

By: Schapelle Corby

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2006

Seller ID: 1405037911

ISBN: 1405037911

Condition: Good


Seven years after first publication of her number-one bestelling memoir, Schapelle Corby remains in jail, and her book remains her only direct communication with the Australian public.It was meant to be a two-week break to a tropical paradise. But for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. She was arrested at Denpasar airport after 4.2 kilograms of marijuana were found in her bag. Schapelle had become the real-life victim of every traveller's darkest fear - drugs had been placed in her bag after she checked it in. Though innocent, she was forced to face the consequences of another's c... View more info

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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint [used book]

By: Tommy Chong

Price: $9.00

Publisher: USA, Simon Spotlight Entertainment: 2006

Seller ID: 001627

ISBN: 1416915540

Condition: Good


Beloved stoner comedian TOMMY CHONG is now older, wiser, and officially an EX-CON. On the morning of February 24, 2003, agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched a sting called Operation Pipe Dreams and forced themselves through the door of Tommy's California home, with automatic weapons drawn. As a result of the raid on his home; the simultaneous ransacking of his son's company, Chong Glass; and the Bush administration's determination to make an example out of the "Pope of Pot;" he was sentenced to nine months in prison because his company shipped bongs to a head shop in Pen... View more info