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Rocket has spent most of her adult life in prison. She likes writing poetry and on the outside, she loves hanging out with her dog Ollie.  But in prison, no one wants to be a dog. 

Not Just a NumberRocket
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Rocket’s story is part of the BIRDS EYE VIEW Podcast, presented by StoryProjects, made with women inside the Darwin Correctional Centre.

Storyteller: Renae
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: Shellie Morris, Soorkia, Eleanor Dixon, Emily Wurramara, Sietta and Serina Pech (full music credits)

Graphic and web design: Celia Neilson
Legal advice: Kathryn Wilson
Online production: Jess Ong


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“In jail, one of the worst things to be known as is a dog. Somebody who tells the screws what’s going down, who’ll dob you in for all sorts of things, a dog, not a very nice person. Not like my dog Ollie.”

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.

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