Australia’s most unforgettable prison escapes

Jailbreak chronicles the pick of Australian prison escapes over the last 150 years from the most notorious facilities in the country…places like Jika Jika, Grafton, Boggo Road and Fremantle. Ranging from sheer brutality to sheer desperation, every one of these 24 stories is riveting and real.

Find out about Russell Cox, the only man to escape from ‘escape-proof’ Katingal then try to break back in; hapless serial escapee Darcy Dugan; Mulawa’s Julie Cashman and her two doomed lovers; the unstoppable Raymond Denning; Helicopter Man John Killick; tragic Pentridge escapee Ronald Ryan and many more.

Escaping from prison is a huge risk to take. The men and women in these stories all decided it was worth the risk. See what you think …

Was available from Echo Publishing (imprint of Bonnier) and now under the Allen & Unwin imprint.

Published September 2016