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.