Trouble and Strife

Click the links above to read about how Boggo Road earned its infamy.
‘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.

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