Infamous inmates

Over its 150 years of operation Maitland Gaol saw some of the state’s worst offenders walk through the front gates, this included prisoners such as Chow Hayes, Arthur “Neddy” Smith, John Travis and the Murphy Brothers, Kevin Krump, Darcy Dugan and Ivan Milat. Their notoriety often precedes them with both staff and other prisoners knowing what they are here for. The crimes for these notorious prisoners ranged from murder to being a bank robber and later an escapologist.