Confession of Pentridge Prison escapee Kenneth 'Boots' Jones
Section 9 archival snapshot
|On the 1st of January, a reporter from the ABC profiled one of the newly opened Section 9 files on ABC online.
Meet Kenneth Raymond Jones, nicknamed 'Boots', who in 1940 was the first person to escape Pentridge Prison in 50 years.
His confession can be found within his Criminal Trial Brief located in VPRS 30 P0 Unit 2932.
"I escaped from Pentridge Gaol, Coburg, Melbourne, at about 9pm on the night of the 30th November 1940."
Read what he got up to while on the run, on ABC online.