As a boy, Patrick Kennedy spent his afternoons scaling the walls of one of Australia’s most notorious prisons, giving a friendly wave to the armed guards, and dashing to retrieve his cricket ball. His regular prison breaks were just one aspect of an unusual childhood, which saw the youngster chatting to inmates over his back fence and having them mow his lawn. On one occasion, two low security prisoners even escaped from his home. Decades later, Mr Kennedy revisited the remarkable moments of his childhood as he returned to Long Bay Correctional Centre in Malabar to compile the prison’s incredible history – from its most determined escapees, deadly shootouts, and its most infamous inmates. Mr Kennedy and his seven siblings grew up just metres from the prison walls, on Austral Street in Malabar. Patrick Kennedy (pictured) grew up just metres from Australia’s most notorious prison, Long Bay Correctional Centre Mr Kennedy lived on Austral Street in Malabar (pictured), where many of the jail’s most senior staff were housed His father, Ted Kennedy, worked at Long Bay (pictured behind the family’s back fence) as the chief nurse in the prison’s hospital. The family were able to keep the house after his sudden… Read full this story
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