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That would be unfair.

Sport your local Controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch has just been released from a Victorian prison after serving a 50-day sentence for contempt of court.

Hinch ended up in jail for refusing to pay a $100,000 fine over comments he made about the murder of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

A new-look Derryn Hinch joins us now from Langi Kal Kal Prison.

Oh yes.

Oh my goodness.

Derryn Hinch, I think it is Hinch, I think it is you outside the prison.

You were only released a couple of minutes ago.

You have come outlooking quite different.

How are you feeling?

Do you feel justified in your stance?

I feel justified.

It makes me feel even more so I think, that what we are trying to do, to get a petition for a national section offenders.

I've just couple out of a place where 93% of the prisoners are in there are sex offenders.

I know what they look like.

They could be living next door to you.

Look, I am not sorry I did it.

The two weeks of solitary confinement, locked up for 23 hours a day was hard.

I must admit, I watched more tennis of the open than your comments Tai tores because I could watch the Rolex clock on the court.

That's how I knew what time it was.

The replays really stuffed me around.

I can tell you.

Are you OK?

How are you after 50 days?

Loo look I'm all right.

A bit emotional.

George has been down here who has been through so much with his family, last night was the worst night.

I stood two feet away from a guy known as the hot chocolate rapist.

He drugged and raped and videoing so many young women.

He moved into this place, two years agoment he shouldn't be non-an exit prison by now.

The other thing is I did feel guilty in a way, we live in here, we lived in here, we, I'm saying it, better than pensioners.

There is more food, more meat there in one week eaten by these guise than you get in a month.

Fresh milk.

This every day, tennis court, a swimming pool.

I know we have to have prison for the ex sit.

Some of them for ten and 12 years but for some of them, they shouldn't be here, they should be in tougher prisons.

How did they treat you?

They treated me very well.

The guards were overworked.

The sex offenders.

No the other prisoners, the other sex offenders.

The sex of them we just say hello to.

I wouldn't associate with them but they have got the run of the prison but the real hard core were in place called foster which is a mansion an old converted mansion across what I call the bridge of the dammed.

They would go there and be look locked up.

The good news is the parole system is working.

It really is.

That's all they talk about.

Guys who normally expect to walk out on their minimum sentence are not doing that any more.

They are doing the minimum plus.

They are talking about what they call the bottle, you are not walking out.

The parole board isn't just rubber stamping releases.

You have the cases like the tragedy of Luke Batty where the system will break down but it is getting better.

I am shaking.


We can sense it.

Did you talk to these guys?

Did you get a sense of you know, for these blokes who have been put away for these crimes, did you get any sense of remorse?

I am the only guilty person in there.

It was my stepdaughter.

They all lied and - most you didn't talk about what they had done.

You wouldn't want to know.

Some would just look straight through me, I can carry that.

We put me in a unit with some hand picked blokes who were not in for sex offences and they were pretty good, the guys in Red Gum, they all treated me pretty good.

Were there any threats?

No, no, one of the reasons I shaved the beard off, for the first few days, nobody knew who I was, even with the guards, the first day I went for a walk, I went to the top of the hill and a guy pulls up in a quad and asks where a walk.

You are out of bounds.

He said what is your name?

He day later, Hinch tries to escape on his first day.

Look, Derryn, I'm sensing you are incredibly emotional.

We can sense your passion that this was an eye opener for you being in there, but if you like, it is rekindled that passion to doing it - to do even more.

Look, to wake up on your 70th birthday and the first person to say happy birthday is a prison guard, is not fun.

Don't get me wrong.

There is a gaol in there.

I've had two muster calls and a strip search.

Behind your ears, bend over, all that.

It's still a prison but too many of them have got it to too easy.

One of the guards wives's works in aged care.

She brought home their dinner list.

There is two choices of some measly food.

In in here, you get four different choices.

Take your pick.

That's not right.

I don't want to sound like a real hardliner.

Anyway, I am more - I am more committed.

Anything I do anything I get now is a bonus.

I'm going to get this through.

This Beatle come through, I've got a QC on drafting a law.

We will get there.

So just remind people what you are trying to do and how we can all show support?

OK, I want Omega 3 and's law.

She was a 7-year-old who was raped and murdered in New Jersey, livering across the road.

He tracked this poor little girl for three months and then invited her in to see a puppy.

It's called Megan's law, it's a national public register of convicted sex offenders.

They brought it into the United States, president Clinton in 1996.

You've got Sarah laws law in the UK it can be brought in here, I'm not talking about kids who are SckTing.

It's on my website.

'Human Headline' website.

It has to happen because these guys are going to be out there and many of them will re-offend.

Some of their expressions - I will tell you one thing I've learned, if I was a parent today, I would be so scared of ice.

Especially in small country towns.

Ice is all over this place.

It is - you have see seen some of the newspaper story, it is pandemic and it is scary.

Right yow.

Anyway, they watch - they watch you guys on Sunrise.

That was my bright spark every morning before the 57 am muster.

The number one show in prisons across Australia.

That's excellent.

Sam, Sam, you are too young but you are the Betty Grable of the prisons.


I know who Betty Grable is.

I don't know who that is but I don't know if I like that.

Happy birthday to you, Kochie.

And you as well.

And happy birthday, and happy birthday, Natasha.

All right, mate.

Obviously, we will be talking regularly again.

You are part of the Sunrise are rise program.

Good luck with the campaign in the future and thank you for joining us.

Yeah, it's look, I feel - I am talking 1,000 miles an hour, I've got the shakes but it is quite surreal.

I know it was the right thing to do.

I know it.

I know it.

We will let you go home.

What a frightens plague.

It's incredible when you see a man like that who has been through he is shaken by what he has been through.

You could sense it.


93% sex offenders.

What a frightening place.

ItIt brings home some

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