700 prisoners are in Australia’s hardest prison, Casuarina, at the moment. Danger is always present and you always have to be aware of this. This documentary shows an ordinary day in this prison and with what the staff have to handle day for day. It is a high stress environment. They are never allowed to forget how dangerous it is and what the prisoners are capable of.

The movie also tells the stories of some prisoners. There are many aboriginal prisoners . They commuicate in tribal language which is another challenge for prison staff.

To help the live a normal life after prison, they are offered jobs in prison. They even have a art center for the prisoners.

Unfortunately the original documentary “Australia’s Hardest Prison – Lockdown OZ” isn’t available any more, but we recommend to watch the following documentery film:

Super Max Prison – Lock Down

National Geographic Channel