Women of Corrections - The “Screw” - Angela Feeney

For this episode we meet Angela Feeney, a Corrections officer in NSW who's been in the job for 27 years. Angela has worked a lot with women inmates – it’s something she tells us she swore she’d never do.

 

Angela sheds light on life inside prison including the circumstances she’s seen on the job that break her heart and she also gives her honest opinion on how Meshel and Emily would go if they went to jail.

 

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.

 

We spoke to Angela’s colleague Faith Slatcher, the Governor of Goulburn Correctional Complex in New South Wales which includes Goulburn Supermax - the highest security prison in Australia. LISTEN HERE

 

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.

 

CREDITS:

 

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

 

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

 

Guests: Angela Feeney, Senior Corrections Officer, Corrective Services NSW

 

Producer/Editor: Matthew Tankard

 

Executive Producer: Jacqueline Tonks

 

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