Ivan Milat, the notorious backpacker serial killer, is not the most feared person in prison Nor is it Martin Bryant, the man who set a killing record when he murdered 35 people in what was the worst ever massacre in the world.No, the one who needs chains, leather straps and a full time military like guard is not even a man.The most dangerous inmate in Australia is RebeccaIvan Milat, the notorious backpacker serial killer, is not the most feared person in prison Nor is it Martin Bryant, the man who set a killing record when he murdered 35 people in what was the worst ever massacre in the world.No, the one who needs chains, leather straps and a full time military like guard is not even a man.The most dangerous inmate in Australia is Rebecca Butterfield a self mutilating murderer, infamous for slicing guards, inmates and herself.And for the very first time, we can reveal the full details of the prison slaughter that saw her become the first inmate to be kept locked up past her release date under a controversial new law.You will also meet rapists, drug dealers, and fallen celebrities in the most comprehensive ever account of women s prison life yet Who is the murderous matriarch that runs Australia s toughest jail Do women rape each other And do the guards really trade 40 cent phone cards for sex All will be revealed in Green is the New Black Inside Australia s Hardest Women s Jails.
Wow, this author is amazing. This book was very interesting and kept me hooked. I can't wait to read more from him. A must for all true crime fans.
Green is the New Black gives an insight into the crimes of women, female prisoners and their ways of surviving in correctional centres. It tells the stories of some of Australia's worst offending female prisoners. The book follows up on some of the women's lives after they have been released from prison. Also, prison officers explain their working conditions and male officers relate stories of working in female correctional centres.Parts of the book are stomach churning reading but that is neces [...]
Meh- I feel as thought Phelps exaggerates and stretches out the disgusting aspects of jail with little to be left to the imagination. It's shock factor wears off after a few chapters- as the book mostly covers sex, and vaginas (typical). It would be, in my opinion, much more interesting if Phelps had covered other aspects of jail like food, relationships (friendships in and out of prison), the history of women's prison culture in Australia and so on. It was very easy to read and was enjoyable to [...]
A real eye opener to what goes on in prison as well as the justice system. Written in the simplest language and not for the faint hearted it is like "is this for real", in parts shocking but realistic, no wonder our jails and justice system is so not working and never will while it continues to know what goes on and just turns a blind eye to drugs as well as their own contribution of doping, sex etc. Going by this book jail is just another word for your local free for all no rules drug houses ca [...]
This is not a tv drama this is the real deal. Actual prisoners and guards telling their experiences in Australias prison system. And its fantastic! I didnt want a book that told me everyone gets along and lives happily ever after. I wanted and got the shocking in jail crimes, deaths, trannies, fights, crazy bitches and sex with guards. The whole truth and nothing but the truth. A must read!! Everyone wants to know what happens behind closes doors.
An interesting and confronting expose of life inside women's jails. I thought the writing a little too sensationalist at times, at other times almost coy. The sort of book you have to read in bits and pieces because some of the details are somewhat unpleasant - to put it mildly.
Although the context of the book was interesting, it could have done with another round of editing, as it did feel very slapped together to get it out on the shelves for sale.It was ok for a quick read on the plane.
Interesting book with some riveting stories, but most definitely could have used another edit before publishing! So many spelling errors!
Why do I keep reading these? I don't think I actually like them. Oh well. I'm sure I'll read the rest.
Certainly a rare glimpse inside Women's correctionals but a bit of a mish mash structure wise and felt like the author slapped it together cashing in on previous books
All though this book felt slapped together it was still a bit of an eye opener but I still wondered how much of it was true and how much was a true story being played out even bigger then it was suppose to be just to make the book look good