From the makers of CRIMES THAT SHOOK AUSTRALIA comes a new crime series titled: WRONGLY RELEASED: This brand-new series commissioned by Foxtel’s Crime and Investigation channel profiles some of Australia’s most infamous recidivist offenders who have committed some of the most violent and shocking crimes in Australia. Their last acts of violence sparked a public outcry, leaving the nation asking why these habitual criminals were ever released back into society.

In Victoria, we are looking into the crimes of:


Sisters Colleen (23) and Laura (21) Irwin were sexually assaulted and killed at their home in Altona North. They were both found stabbed to death at approximately 9pm on January 28, 2006.

Sisters Colleen and Laura Irwin


Murdered Sarah Cafferkey by stabbing her 19 times to head, neck and abdomen before stuffing her body in a wheelie bin at Simpson st, Bacchus Marsh on 10th November 2012.


We will be featuring the victims’ families from both cases who have agreed to take part including Sarah Cafferkey’s mother Noelle Dickson and Colleen and Laura Irwin’s parents Shirley and Allan Irwin.

Working closely with the families of victims, legal professionals and law enforcement, each case is examined in forensic detail, to provide viewers with the complete picture and not just the headlines.  But an equally important part of the series is to examine the legacy of these crimes – what has changed to make sure these crimes can’t happen again?

Sarah Cafferkey