Trouble & Strife

I had the pleasure of spending some time in Queensland, Australia. During that time I had the misfortune to visit the infamous Boggo Road gaol; I stress that I was a visitor. I saw at first hand what a regressive prison regime does to prisoners. They were completely intimidated…’ (Peter Kilfoyle [MP for Liverpool, Walton], House of Commons Hansard Debate, 3 December 1991) 
By the 1990s the notorious reputation of Boggo Road had spread far and wide. This reputation had developed over a century or so, with tales of bashings, floggings, suicides, executions, and persistent unrest among prisoners and staff.

Deaths in Custody
1920s: Trouble at the Road
1934: Boggo Road Warders & the Great Depression
1966: Murder in the Bootshop
Boggo Road Floggings
Mental Health and Prisons
In the Line of Duty: The Boggo Road Riots of 1986
1970s-80s: The Desperado Decades
The 1984 Foot-and-Mouth Threat
Prison Officers on Strike


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