Jeanette Mary Brooks ("Mum") appeared in Prisoner from Ep 001 - 204. Jeanette Brookes was born in Melbourne on May 7th, 1916
Life In PrisonEdit
Mum was given that name, because she was a bit of a mother to the prisoners. She was older, dignified, and accepted the women for who and what they were.
Mum was inside Wentworth Detention Centre for her first stint because she euthanased her husband. They had many good years together, before his illness made him suffer unbearably, so Mum took it into her own hands to end his suffering.
Upon her release, she found out her daughter Lorraine Watkins wants to have nothing to with her, except help her get set up to live comfortably, so Mum understandably parts company immediately. Mum winds up at the Watkins house when she has a fall. After hearing exactly how unwelcome she is, Mum makes up a tory about staying with a friend, then immediately goes out and shoplifts, so she can be sent to Wentworth, essentially back to her home.
Mum is visited by her grandaughter Judith-Anne, and eventually finds out that Juidith-Anne is pregnant. Eventually Mum is released and shares a flat with her grandaughter. They are visited by an escaped Bea Smith.
A while later, Mum's health deteriorates, and she is diagnosed with pleurisy. She eventually moves back in with her family.
Some time later, Bea Smith escapes again and turns up at Mum' doorstep with amnesia. Both Bea and Mum are returned to Wentworth. Mum is eventually found not guilty and released.
Eventually Mum's fate is talked about (388) - she had a heart attack.
Mum was played by Mary Ward who was born in March 6th, 1915 and today is still alive at 102 years old.