Prisoner: Cell Block H v.2: a dangerous affair
London : Mandarin, 1991. - 336 p.
Paperback. In Print.
Wentworth is a rough place for a women's prison, well known for the rougher
justice meted out by its violent and unpredictable inmates. Convicted murderer Queen Bea
is aptly named - as indeed are a few other characters with rather less charming epithets.
But not all the action's confined behind bars. In fact, a complete and horrific catalogue
of rape, murder, blackmail, 'accident', riot - even marriage - seems to be arranged from
outside Australia's most notorious prison...
'There's no escape from Cell Block H'
PRISONER CELL BLOCK-H
Vera turned her gaze on to Bea. 'You never learn, do you? Your past riots have been
disastrous. What makes you think this will be any different?'
Bea's voice was super cool. 'This isn't a riot, Vera. It's a peaceful sit-in until
we talk to Mrs Davidson.'
Phyllis chipped in smartly. 'You screws got what you wanted when you went on
'Watch your tongue, Hunt.' Vera was tense now, ready for any sign of real trouble,
but she couldn't resist the jibe. 'That's the difference between officers and prisoners .
. . we have rights, you have none.'