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Erica tells Meg and Vera that the doctors think Judy's heart condition was brought on by electrical interference from the driers. Meg passes on the information in Judy's letter about her father and Erica is displeased not to have been told before. Bea warns all the women, including Doreen, not to mess up the work release program. Gail is reduced to tears by the women's taunts. Erica finds out that Meg hasn't told her that she's Gail's next door neighbour and says she wants all information on prisoners to be passed to her directly in future. Still in her policewoman's uniform, Judy phones an ex-lover, and she is invited to stay there while her husband is away on business for a few days. Vera goes straight to Gail and tells her that the children have been put in a home. Meg is appalled by the spitefulness of it and tells Vera so. Erica finally takes Doreen off the work release program, but tells her Andrew Reynolds will be warned not to accept any tenders from Kevin, no matter how low they are. Meg explains to Gail the home circumstances that led to her children being taken into care and tells her it may improve her own chances of getting custody. Gail isn't so sure and wonders if she could be trusted alone with the kids ever again. Doreen is forced to tell Bea what Vince has been doing to her. Captain Barton takes over Gail's case in Paul's absence and suggests she contacts Parents Anonymous. Pauline offers to lend Judy money to help her get the forged papers from a contact she got inside. Tony comes to the prison, having found a job in Adelaide with the chance of a partnership if he can get the money from his father. Meg stops Vera from holding forth on the subject of child abuse by saying that from what she's heard of her childhood her mother's treatment of her would count as mental cruelty. Vera counters with a question: if Meg's own childhood was so wonderful, why does she never speak about it? Flowers arrive for Erica from Andrew. Lizzie finds out from a file on

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Name Type Role
Denise Morgan Writer
John Higginson (Tony Reid) Guest Star
Anne Pendlebury (Pauline Curtis) Guest Star
Sandy Gore (Kay White) Guest Star
Jane Clifton (Margot Gaffney) Guest Star
Paul Young (Capt Lloyd Barton) Guest Star
Susanne Haworth Guest Star
Colin Vancao (Weasel) Guest Star
Jude Kuring Guest Star
John Lee Guest Star
Michael Pattinson Director