After 5 years in the harsh detainment facility, he pleaded guilty to materially supporting terrorism. He was then sent to Adelaide´s Yatala Prison to serve the remainder of the 7-year jail term.
Hicks will have to surrender all profits from his tell-all book to the Australian Federal Government. He signed an agreement with US authorities when he pleaded guilty in April 2007.
He tells stories of Guantanamo, the place that was yet to become closely associated with photos of naked men stacked on each other, electric shocks and waterboarding. His Memoirs do nothing to hide the terror he experienced.