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"When I was a kid I was the victim. I was Karen, but I refused to let that be my story."

Karen "Kaz" Proctor was an inmate at Wentworth Correctional Centre. She was the leader of The Red Right Hand who ended up behind bars and would later end up as Top Dog and protect many of the women in the prison. She stood by Liz during her dementia diagnosis and continued to work alongside Will. Kaz would exit the series after a brutal slaying.

Kaz was played by Tammy Macintosh

Before WentworthEdit

Kaz is introduced as one of Bea’s supporters and is in a vigilante group called The Red Right Hand. Kaz's main storylines have centred on her idolism of Bea Smith and being a vigilante against men who abuse women.   

However, since showing an appearance in Series 3 Episode 12, Blood and Fire, she has a growing hatred towards Bea Smith since being used by her to get information on Nils Jesper.

Time at WentworthEdit

Kaz thought Bea shopped her and her ally Allie to the police, only to later discover that it was actually the inmate she had seen as a friend (Ferguson).

Recently, Kaz has taken over the job as Top Dog when Bea walked away from the position in the episode 4x11. Kaz does not want anyone to act violently as one of her rules as top dog. She loses the position for good when Ferguson is voted in as top dog. She becomes top dog again during the Kangaroo court. 

During the first part of season 5, Kaz thinks that Will Jackson is the screw involved with drug trafficking in the prison (while actually, it is Jake Stewart) and does everything in order to discredit him and have him thrown out of Wentworth. Things will change drastically after Proctor has her life saved by Jackson in a van road accident; after that, she will start to trust him and together they will collaborate in order to find out the truth and solve the issue.

Despite her usual no violence stance, Kaz has been shown to be violent on occasion, she attempted to kill Ferguson by pushing her into a deep fryer after discovering it was her that shopped Kaz and Allie, not Bea. While not successful, Ferguson's arm went into the fryer, which caused permanent damage. She again attempted to kill Joan in the Season 5 finale, but Joan had already escaped the prison and later was buried alive.

In season 6, Kaz tries to look after the women as best she can but tries to protect Liz the most after she is diagnosed with early-onset dementia and also has to deal with Sonia being around as a result. Kaz protects Liz from being harmed on the prison roof, and takes out Sonia as a result by pushing her off the roof, Kaz is sent to the slot and is released an episode later, but the war between Marie and Kaz escalates, to the point Kaz poisons Marie's gear and the two take it out in a shiv fight in Indelible Ink, but again Kaz gets slotted.

Season 7Edit

Kaz in the season 7 premiere learns off of Linda Miles that Marie has received 15 years. Kaz alongside her crew welcome Marie back to prison, alongside Allie who has sided with Marie, Kaz tells Marie to stay away from Rita. Kaz also manages to get on the bad side of druggie inmate Kylee Webb who attacks her but fails to harm her. Kaz is later seen at Rita's wedding in the visitor's centre.

Rita and Kaz make an alliance to kill Marie by getting chemicals from the kitchen, laundry and garden to build a fire bomb. Allie saw them mixing chemicals and tells Ruby that they should back off, Ruby checks it out and eventually convinces Rita that even if Marie killed Ray killing her wouldn't help. Marie can't get any more gear cause Vicky's stash got flushed by Kaz, she eventually manipulates Allie into getting it in for her. Allie brings in it by after seeing heroin wants a hit herself so starts heating it on the stove, Kaz walks in and stops her, Allie complains about how Kaz left her astray, but Allie betrayed her earlier. Kaz realises Allie won't be able to resist going without heroin with Marie around and finally takes revenge on her, She walks towards Marie's cell with a chemical fire bomb, rolls it through the door and when Marie realises slams the door shut with a door jam. Marie sees the flame about to blow "SHIT", her cell explodes and she is taken to medical/

Kaz is sent to solitary and threatened with being sent to the psych unit but speaks with Greg Miller and says she's a serial rescuer of women, Vera tells Will to release her from the slot, Will at first refuses, but gives in and releases her, she later admits to Narelle Stang that she was the person behind the Red Right Hand and the person who left Narelle's brother disabled.

Kaz explains more of her story to Dr Miller and tells him she refused to be the victim anymore. After a heartbreaking clash with Liz and one final goodbye to Allie, Sean Brody slits Kaz's throat, killing her.

Kaz in episode 5 is found by Vera who alerts Will. Kaz's body is then taken away by the police.

Kaz's murderer is revealed to be Sean Brody who reveals he killed her to keep Michael safe.

Trivia Edit

  • At the beginning of season 4 it is revealed that Kaz, when she was a little child, suffered sexual abuse from her own father, but was never believed by her mother; after this tragic experience she decided to take care of underdog and weak women, that is why she founded the 'Red Right Hand'.
  • Kaz is the first inmate in the show to die whilst being top dog. Jacs Holt, Bea Smith and Joan Ferguson technically do not count, Jacs and Joan lost their status as top dog through revolt whilst Bea relinquished her top dog status before they were respectively killed off.
  • In an interview after her departure, Tammy simply explained that Kaz's death was mutual and spoke with the writers and producers after season 6 finished about how to end Kaz's story. Tammy had said that playing Kaz took its toll on her.


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

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Wentworth: Season 4
"First Blood"
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"Poking Spiders"

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"Prisoner"


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"Screw Lover"

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"Love and Hate"
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"Divide and Conquer"

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"Panic Button"


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"Plan Bea"

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"After Life"
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"Smitten"


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"The Eleventh Hour"
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"Seeing Red"

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

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"Nothing but the Truth"


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"Loose Ends"

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

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"The Pact"


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"Think Inside the Box"

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"Snake Head"
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"Mere Anarchy"


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"Coup de Grace"
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"Hell Bent"

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

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"Bleed Out"


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"Winter Is Here"

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"Bitter Pill"
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"The Angel of Wentworth"

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"The Edge"


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"Lovers and Fighters"

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"Shallow Grave"
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"Fractured"


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"Indelible Ink"
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"Showdown"

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Wentworth: Season 7
"7x01 Blood Wedding"
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"7x02 Payback"

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"7x03 Atonement"


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"7x04 Karen"

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"7x05 Ascension"
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"7x06 Mother"

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"7x07 Bad Blood"


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"7x08 Protection"

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


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Wentworth: Specials
"2x00 Look Back At Wentworth"
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"Wentworth VS Prisoner: Family Feud"
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"7x00 Behind the Bars"
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