Here, There Are Dragons
In May 2018, Witness J, a former military and civilian intelligence officer, became Australia's first recorded secret prisoner. After the first month in solitary confinement, he was to spend the remaining portion of his 455 day sentence in the Alexander Maconochie Centre's notorious sexual-offender's wing, despite not being a sexual-offender himself. 'Here, there are Dragons' is an honest memoir exploring what it is like to live among paedophiles, rapists and murderers in prison, and considers the philosophical question the author has struggled with: can one accept the humanity of these predators and not lose yourself in the process?
- : 9780646817392
- : John Smith & Son Glasgow Limited
- : June 2020
- : books
- : Witness J; Robert Macklin (Foreword by); Julian Burnside (Foreword by); Maria Stojkovic (Cover Design by)
- : Paperback