This is Naomi’s first time in prison. She spends most of her time thinking about her mum, her younger brother and her boyfriend, who’s on the other side of the fence.
Naomi’s story is part of the BIRDS EYE VIEW Podcast, presented by StoryProjects, made with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.
Contributions: Sylvia, Noelene, Kaye, Aimee, Kelly-Anne, Bianca, Trisha, Kiara, Brooklyn, Taise, Rocket, Deanne, Jessica, Naomi, Serafina, Julie, Tegan, Joan, Philomena, Yasmin, Sofi, Kirsty-Louise, Jessee, Beccy, Gillian, Karen, Kym, Tara and Ashley.
Executive Production: Johanna Bell
Production: Cinnamon Nippard, Leah Sanderson and Johanna Bell
Mixing: Hamish Robertson
Music Coordination: Ben Andrews
Theme music: 'Worth It' by Caiti Baker
Additional music: Ripple Effect, Ceenah, Bat Hazzard, Soorkia and Johnny Green (full music credits)
Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong
“I never meant to be in here but I heard my little brother calling out ‘Help me, help me!’ cause they sprayed him with a pepper spray and then I just ran back, got the stick, and I whacked that police officer.”
Please note that this story contains material that may be disturbing, especially for survivors of trauma. Aboriginal and Torres Strait people are advised that the story may contain the names and voices of people who have passed away.