Women of Corrections - The Governor Faith Slatcher

Faith Slatcher is the Governor of Goulburn Correctional Complex in New South Wales but you’ll probably be more familiar with the part of this prison known as the Goulburn Supermax which manages high risk inmates including Australia’s “Pablo Escobar” Mostafa Baluch and Bassam Hamzy, boss of the violent crime gang Brothers 4 life. There’s also the never to be released inmates there like Malcolm George Baker who murdered seven people on NSW’s central coast in a spree killing in 1992 and Lindsay Robert Rose, killer of five people over a decade from 1984 to 1994.


So, does a corrections officer, particularly one so high up in the ranks as Faith, have to be as tough as the people she’s responsible for?


If listening to this episode has got you thinking about a career in corrections you can go to the Corrective Services NSW website or the corrections department in your state.


You might want to go back and listen to some of our previous episodes about life in prisons. 


The Killing Fields: Inside Australia’s most evil prison


Prison Officer in Danger 


Birds Eye View 


Pentridge Confidential 


Mr Ordinary Goes to Jail 


Inside Australia’s Hardest Women’s Jails 


Self-mutilator Gary David 


If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:


Lifeline  on 13 11 14


13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support phone line for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)


Thanks for listening, we’ll be back next week.




Host: Meshel Laurie. You can find her on Instagram here  


Co-Host: Emily Webb. You can find her on Instagram here 


Guests: Faith Slatcher, Governor, Goulburn Correctional Complex


Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard


Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks




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