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Maximum Security James Morton

Maximum Security

James Morton

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ISBN : 9781742610375
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384 pages
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Maximum security - the toughest classification in the Australian prison system - exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nations worst criminals, the so-called intractables, these facilities are settings of violence andMoreMaximum security - the toughest classification in the Australian prison system - exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nations worst criminals, the so-called intractables, these facilities are settings of violence and despair. Just how rough are these jails within jails, and whats 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 ofGangland AustraliaandShotgun and Standover, takes us through the history of these sinister places of punishment, which have been home to notorious figures like Mark Chopper Read, Brenden Abbott and Russell Mad Dog Cox.Maximum Securityis a gripping and informed account of the infamous criminals, gang wars, riots, corruption, great escapes, brutal bashings and murders - and occasional act of kindness and heroism - that go on in these hidden worlds behind bars.