Volume 22 Issue 9a
The Wild Goose: A Collection of Ocean Waifs was a weekly newspaper published in 1867 by British prisoners as they sailed to a penal colony in Australia.
Given 35 life terms, plus an extra 1,035 years, Martin Bryant will die in prison one way or another. But if he had his way, it would be sooner rather than later.
Tas went to the clink clink for trying to traffic a kilogram of coke from Argentina to Australia between a pile of longboards.
It's dark, but not persistently so. It's sometimes funny, but there's nothing laughable about it.
After two weeks on the water, a boat carrying asylum seekers was intercepted by Australian authorities. Its passengers were transferred to a naval vessel where they remained under guard for 29 days.
Kavan Applegate works to create small town environments within Australian prisons that replicate society and help prisoners transition back into the community.
For these factory workers, putting together prefab cells is just like any other job.
In 2010 one of Australia's most notorious crime bosses, Carl Williams, was murdered at Victoria's Barwon Prison. A little over a year later the prison's general manager, David Prideaux, disappeared on a hunting trip. His body has never been found.
From bikers to terrorists, supermax prisons are a holding pen for the country's worst nightmares.
Brisbane-born former Silk Road moderator Peter Nash spent six months in an Australian prison, followed by 11 months at NYC's Metropolitan Remand Center. He declined an interview request but gave his permission to print this email.
Incarceration today is a massive undertaking that employs thousands, costs billions, and yields a complex set of results—some of which are outlined on these pages.