FREEDOM: Jailbird Missy, gets out after eight years inside, leaving behind tearful jail staff.
FREEDOM: Jailbird Missy, gets out after eight years inside, leaving behind tearful jail staff.

Missy will be missed

By EMMA CORNFORD

NOT many manage to escape from Grafton jail and get away with it, but Missy is an exception.

During her eight-year stint as the ball-crazy, schmako-loving long-term resident of the women's jail, Missy has been chased down the street by the governor, befriended countless inmates and acted as a guard dog, keeping people in and out.

But now Missy has served her time and first class prison officer Louise Gilbert wants to find the dog a good home.

"She's been really good for the inmates but also for us," Ms Gilbert said.

"It's very sad for everyone to see her go."

The affectionate nine-year-old collie-kelpi cross will need someone with enough space, time and energy to keep her amused.

They preferably won't have any other dogs and should know that Missy snores.

"She's very valued here so we won't be giving her away to just anyone," she said.

Anyone genuinely interested should contact the women's prison on 6642 0309.



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