Prisons for Women

Oct 23, 2015 0 comments
These are the stories of the various prisons for women at Boggo Road and in early Queensland.

As a historical average, women have made up about 7% of the total Queensland inmate population, but their story has gained prominence at Boggo Road because their 1903 building - which was the first purpose-built prison for women in Queensland - has survived as the 'last prison standing' at the site. In addition, the new Female Division built there in 1982 was the last operational prison at Boggo Road.

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