According to the Courier Mail (29/12/87), prisoners at Boggo Road Gaol made 70 litres of ‘homebrew’ for Christmas celebrations. Some prisoners had sampled the homebrew before it was found by prison officials. The week before 115 litres of homebrew had been found at Woodford Prison. They used butternut pumpkins to brew in. And sometimes the prison wardens would find footballs full of alcohol that had been kick over the fence.

According to the Courier Mail (29/12/87), prisoners at Boggo Road Gaol made 70 litres of ‘homebrew’ for Christmas celebrations. Some prisoners had sampled the homebrew before it was found by prison officials. The week before 115 litres of homebrew had been found at Woodford Prison. They used butternut pumpkins to brew in. And sometimes the prison wardens would find footballs full of alcohol that had been kick over the fence.

According to the Courier Mail (29/12/87), prisoners at Boggo Road Gaol made 70 litres of ‘homebrew’ for Christmas celebrations. Some prisoners had sampled the homebrew before it was found by prison officials. The week before 115 litres of homebrew had been found at Woodford Prison. They used butternut pumpkins to brew in. And sometimes the prison wardens would find footballs full of alcohol that had been kick over the fence.

According to the Courier Mail (29/12/87), prisoners at Boggo Road Gaol made 70 litres of ‘homebrew’ for Christmas celebrations. Some prisoners had sampled the homebrew before it was found by prison officials. The week before 115 litres of homebrew had been found at Woodford Prison. They used butternut pumpkins to brew in. And sometimes the prison wardens would find footballs full of alcohol that had been kick over the fence.

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Boggo Road exercise yard

Discover the unnoticed graffiti etched into the metalwork of the Boggo Road prison exercise yards.

Some of the graffiti at Boggo Road Gaol makes reference to Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie/Spikey John/John Simon Beverley). Vicious was a member of the Sex Pistols in 1977 and 1978. Vicious died as a result of a heroin overdose after being released on bail in 1979.

Some of the graffiti at Boggo Road Gaol makes reference to Sid Vicious (John Simon Ritchie/Spikey John/John Simon Beverley). Vicious was a member of the Sex Pistols in 1977 and Vicious died as a result of a heroin overdose after being released on bail in

Since the 1970s the focus on addressing illicit drug use has shifted to and from ‘tough on drugs’ initiatives and ‘harm reduction’ initiatives. Despite processes being in place to restrict drugs entering the prison, on occasions drugs were smuggled in.

Since the the focus on addressing illicit drug use has shifted to and from ‘tough on drugs’ initiatives and ‘harm reduction’ initiatives. Despite processes being in place to restrict drugs entering the prison, on occasions drugs were smuggled in.

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