Portrait of Pat Merlo

Pat Merlo

Pat is a former prison officer who, during her 12 years of service at Pentridge, worked in all its divisions. Her book, Screw; Observations and Revelations of a Prison Officer, details her career at Pentridge.

On Christmas day, 1993, Pat watched three violent paedophiles enjoy a meal in K Division. Her mind wandered to the victims and their families. She imagined how the day was for them. Soon after, Pat resigned.