Karen Chisholm

From the increasing true crime stacks.

From the Blurb:

When Don Osborne went to Pentridge in 1970, he found a nineteenth-century penal establishment in full working order. It held about 1200 inmates, most of them cooped up in tiny stone cells that sweltered in summer and froze in winter. Some had no sewerage or electric light.

Don Osborne


Don Osborne was raised in Preston in the shadows of the mighty Pentridge Prison. He trained as a teacher at Melbourne Teacher’s College and taught for 30 years, including time in the early 1970s as an Education Officer at Pentridge Prison. A lifetime student of crime, he resides at Teesdale in country Victoria.

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