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The Prisoner : How One Woman's Jail Term Was The Making Of Her - Kerry Tucker

The Prisoner

How One Woman's Jail Term Was The Making Of Her

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2018
ISBN: 9780143793977
Number Of Pages: 304

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Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret- she had been stealing money from her employers.

When her offence was discovered it was reported to be the biggest white-collar crime committed by a female in Victoria, and she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum-security prison, alongside the state's most notorious criminals. Being incarcerated with drug dealers and murderers, however, was not nearly as daunting as having to tell her two young daughters why she was leaving them. The shame was almost unbearable.

As Kerry adjusted to life behind bars, she began to see her fellow inmates as more than simply 'murderers' and 'drug dealers' - they became real people with names and broken dreams. And as they opened up to her, she realised that many of these women had violent home lives and were not getting parole simply because they couldn't fill out the paperwork. Horrified, Kerry set about using her skills to represent them. She also began to study.

Today, Kerry has a PhD, advocates for women prisoners, and has been reunited with her daughters. In her inspiring memoir, filled with fascinating stories of life behind bars and shot through with wry humour, she reveals how one woman's darkest hour can become a turning point in her life. And how, just perhaps, it can even be the making of her.

About the Author

After spending four-and-a-half years in a maximum-security prison, Kerry Tucker was released with a Master of Arts. She went on to get a doctorate and to become a lecturer at Swinburne University. She currently works for an educational institution in Melbourne and is a passionate advocate for educating women in prison.

ISBN: 9780143793977
ISBN-10: 0143793977
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 2nd April 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43

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