They were not guilty of any crime but the women who once worked in Maitland Gaol were prisoners too

By Donna Sharpe
Updated April 16 2021 - 11:37am, first published 11:36am
UNLOCKED: Author and retired doctor Pam Harrison who has written a book on the female warders and matrons who worked at Maitland Gaol. PICTURE: Meg Francis.
UNLOCKED: Author and retired doctor Pam Harrison who has written a book on the female warders and matrons who worked at Maitland Gaol. PICTURE: Meg Francis.

Few would realise but women who worked at Maitland Gaol during the 19th Century were actually prisoners in their own workplace.

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