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"I got her! I got the bitch!"

Derek Channing is the former General Manager And Regional Director of Corrections. Channing is corrupt and makes enemies with many of the people he works with and alongside. Channing is arrested in season 6 and charged with murder of Brenda Murphy. Channing appears in news reports in series 7 with him facing trial for his trial, and the attorney general dropping his support for him.

Time At Wentworth Edit

When Channing wants something done or wants to make a point, he’ll soften the blow with humour. When that doesn’t work he gets tough. He is aware of the constant pressure of his position, both politically and publicly. Given his own misspent youth he is a genuine believer in prison reform and is constantly on the look

out for a different approach. However, he is no bleeding heart and shrewd, politically astute and knows how to work the system.

He is now onto his second marriage but with an eye for beautiful women and an easy charm, he is still a flirt. 

In the early seasons visits the prison and is seen on good terms with Governor Erica Davidson, calls several prisoners a "waste of resources" and is less then impressed with Erica's views, but makes her governor anyway. Is seen on shaky ground with Ferguson and he himself investigates Ferguson's run as governor but is manipulated by her as she warns him she will go public about the brothel he helps run.

Season 5-6Edit

Has been involved in corruption involving drugs and brothel keeping which Ferguson uses this information to manipulate him, but Channing finds a way to make sure Joan can't trace anything back to him.

During season 5, Channing takes over as governor from Vera, and allows Jake to continue his drug running in the prison and it isn't until Ferguson gets lynched does he stop caring about her, Channing is sacked after the escapes of Franky Doyle and Ferguson and becomes a literal recluse drug addict and living in a shack in season 6. He tries to blackmail Vera into letting him be governor again, but Vera, Will and Jake blackmail him into using his past in which the information came from Marie and Allie, Channing promptly leaves the prison, and in the finale, is arrested and charged with murder as Jake and Will set Channing up for the murder of Joan Ferguson and him shooting dead officer Murphy.

Season 7Edit

In the premiere is seen in an article with his trial date set. The investigation into the senior officers shut down, with Channing about to go down for Murphy's murder. Channing is mentioned again as his trial date comes closer, Will and Vera worried that the blackmail claim may come out, but reveal to each other no one would believe him due to his drug habit. Channing is mentioned again in episode 7 as his charges for murder may be dropped, Marie leaks all of his information to the press and it blows open his whole case with new charges to be laid, with the Corrective Services manager relinquishing support for Channing and leaving Channing on his own.

Appereances Edit

Wentworth: Season 1
"No Place Like Home"
Absent
"Fly Me Away"
Appears
"The Girl Who Waited"
Absent
"The Things We Do"
Appears
"The Velvet Curtain"
Appears
"Captive"
Appears
"Something Dies"
Absent
"Mind Games "
Absent
"To the Moon"
Appears
"Checkmate"
Absent
Wentworth: Season 2
"Born Again"
Absent
"Whatever It Takes"

Absent
"Boys In The Yard"


Absent
"The Danger Within"

Absent
"Twist The Knife"
Absent
"The Pink Dragon"

Absent
"Metamorphosis"


Absent
"Sins of the Mother"

Absent
"The Fixer"
Absent
"Jail Birds"


Appears
"Into The Night"
Appears
"Fear Her"

Absent
Wentworth: Season 3
"The Governor's Pleasure"
Appears
"3x02 Failing Upwards"
Absent
"Knives Out"
Absent
"Righteous Acts"
Absent
"3x05 Mercy"
Appears
"Evidence"
Appears
"The Long Game"
Absent
"Goldfish"
Absent
"Freak Show"
Absent
"A Higher Court"
Absent
"The Living and the Dead"
Absent
"Blood and Fire"

Absent
Wentworth: Season 5
"Scars"
Absent
"The Bitch is Back"

Absent
"Nothing but the Truth"


Absent
"Loose Ends"

Absent
"Belly of the Beast"
Absent
"Happy Birthday, Vera"

Absent
"The Pact"


Absent
"Think Inside the Box"

Appears
"Snake Head"
Absent
"Mere Anarchy"


Appears
"Coup de Grace"
Appears
"Hell Bent"

Appears
Wentworth: Season 6
"Clean Slate"
Absent
"The Boxer"

Absent
"Bleed Out"


Absent
"Winter Is Here"

Absent
"Bitter Pill"
Absent
"The Angel of Wentworth"

Absent
"The Edge"


Absent
"Lovers and Fighters"

Absent
"Shallow Grave"
Absent
"Fractured"


Appears
"Indelible Ink"
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"Showdown"

Appears
Wentworth: Season 7
"7x01 Blood Wedding"
Pictured Only
"7x02 Payback"

Mentioned
"7x03 Atonement"


Mentioned
"7x04 Karen"

Absent
"7x05 Ascension"
Absent
"7x06 Mother"

Absent
"7x07 Bad Blood"


Mentioned
"7x08 Protection"

Absent
"7x09 Under Siege Part One"
Absent
"7x10 Under Siege Part Two"


Absent

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