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Damien Linnane

Post-graduate student, freelance writer and artist

Damien Linnane is a former Australian soldier and former prisoner. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison in November 2015, with the magistrate finding the motivation for his crimes appeared to be "vigilante action". While in prison he wrote the crime thriller novel Scarred, which was published in 2019. He is currently completing a master's degree in information studies, and works as a freelance writer and portrait artist.

Damien Linnane

Damien Linnane

I've Been To Prison, Your Quarantine Hotel Room Is Nothing Like It

4 min read

If you’ve been reading the news lately, chances are you’ve seen some of the many articles about Australians now having to quarantine in hotel accommodation after returning from overseas.

Damien Linnane

Damien Linnane

Why I'm Friends With A Murderer, A Burglar And A Man Jailed For 241 Years

3 min read

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays were my favourite days in prison.

Damien Linnane

Damien Linnane

After Being In Prison Myself, I Know Why So Many Offenders Go Straight Back

6 min read

I stared in disbelief at the prison’s educational officer. "What do you mean I can’t study in prison?" I asked.

Damien Linnane

Damien Linnane

The One Thing That Helped Me Survive Prison

5 min read

Some inmates will tell you the hardest part of prison is being separated from your loved ones, being deprived of your freedom, or even being surrounded by violence.