Boggo Road Gaol opened in 1883 as the Brisbane Gaol. Used mainly as a holding prison for those serving short sentences or on remand, its initial infamy came from it being a place of execution. In 1903, a new purpose-built separate womenâ€TMs gaol was created. After nearly 20 years of use, H M Gaol for Women was closed, its female occupants shifted to another part of the prison site.
In the 1920s, the men of the St Helena Island prison in Moreton Bay were moved into the former womenâ€TMs gaol. Renamed Number Two Division, this section became home to those serving the longest sentences â€" killers, murderers, and violent offenders. Three cellblocks became the homes of â€oeLifersâ€ť. Soon Boggo Road became notorious. (more)
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