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The Resource Life sentence : my last eighteen months, Carl Williams

Life sentence : my last eighteen months, Carl Williams

Label
Life sentence : my last eighteen months
Title
Life sentence
Title remainder
my last eighteen months
Statement of responsibility
Carl Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary letters detailing Carl Williams last eighteen months in gaol, discovered after his death. In 2007 Carl Williams was convicted of three murders and sentenced to 35 years' gaol. Yet his role in the Melbourne Gangland Wars went far beyond a handful of killings, however brutal, and had made him one of the most infamous names in Australian criminal history. The unlikely gang boss with a baby face and friendly grin had played a leading role in the savage long-running conflict that saw more than 30 gang-related murders on the streets of Melbourne. Williams began serving his sentence in a high-security unit at Victoria's Barwon Prison. In October 2008 he was given access to a personal computer. Confined to a tiny cell for most of the day, and having limited contact with the outside world, the computer was a godsend. As soon as he received it, Carl began a daily correspondence with his friends and family, covering his life in gaol, his thoughts and hopes for the future, and his views and opinions on everyone from barristers and judges to fellow criminals and deadly rivals. Just a year and a half later, Williams was bashed to death by a trusted friend and fellow prisoner. Using his letters, Life Sentence paints a vivid picture of Carl's last eighteen months. His writing is surprising, often manipulative, frequently self-serving, and always a fascinating and revealing insight into the mind of one of Australia's most notorious criminals
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Carl
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Carl
  • Williams, Carl
  • Williams, Carl
  • Williams, Carl
  • Criminals
  • Organised crime
  • Criminal investigation
  • Murder
  • Gangs
Target audience
adult
Label
Life sentence : my last eighteen months, Carl Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065665918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875152
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435031
Label
Life sentence : my last eighteen months, Carl Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065665918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875152
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435031

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