Australian True Crime

Australian True Crime

Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world. Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

Former prison guard Vaughn Ruddick is back with more insider stories of his time at Melbourne’s notorious Pentridge Prison. In the style that our listeners can’t get enough of (you told us so!) Vaughn talks about some of the characters he guarded at Pentridge including the tragic and terrifying self-mutilator Garry David, remembered fondly by Chopper Read.

Show notes for Episode 86:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Vaughn Ruddick

For more about Garry David, visit the show notes on our website

Missed our first episode with Vaughn? Listen to Episode #75 Pentridge Confidential with Former Guard Vaughn Ruddick

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Vaughn Ruddick arrived home from the Vietnam war in need of a job. When he spotted an ad for prison guards he figured he already knew how to wear a uniform and avoid people who might try to kill him, so he applied. He went on to become a guard in H Division during one of its most "colourful" chapters, thanks to the inimitable Chopper Read.

Show notes:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Vaughn Ruddick.

Like us on the Facebook

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or Twitter

Support us on Patreon

Thank you for listening!

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