Sunday 23 February, 1947
While our grandfather languished in Boggo Road Gaol, the Truth published an article titled Inside Light on Boggo-Road Conditions.
A 'hush hush' departmental inquiry was apparently underway following
the escape of three prisoners including Arthur 'Slim' Halliday. But
another man, after a stay in Boggo Road, went public describing
'appalling filth' and hygiene; he told of a privileged prisoner who slept regularly
in the hospital, 'his favourite resort'; gaol food where fruit and
vegetables were unheard of; stealing of prison rations; and smuggling of
goods in and out of the prison.
article hit the news stands on the day Ian Brown (Deb's father) should have been celebrating his 20th birthday. There were no
celebrations in the Brown family.
Tomorrow Ian turns eighty-eight.
Deb and Jan