by Kerry Tucker
Editor: Random House Australia
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Kerry Tucker who seemed like a typical suburban mother of two children, but she had a terrible secret: she had been stealing money from her employersWhen her offence was discovered, it was reported to be the largest white collar crime committed by a woman in the state of Victoria, and she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum security prison, alongside the most famous criminal stateBeing incarcerated with drug dealers and murderers, however, was not as impressive as having to tell her two young daughters why she was leaving them.The shame was almost unbearableAs Kerry adjusted to life behind bars, she began to see her fellow inmates as more than just “murderers” and “drug dealers” – they became real people with broken names and dreams.And as they opened up to her, she realized that many of these women had violent lives at home and did not have to get parole just because they could not fill out the paperworkHorrified, Kerry put on using his skills to represent themShe also started studyingToday, Kerry has a doctorate, advocates for women prisoners, and was reunited with her daughtersIn her inspiring memoirs, filled with fascinating stories of life behind bars, and animated with grating humour, she reveals how a woman in her darkest hour can become a turning point in her life.And how, quite simply perhaps, perhaps even the recording of sound
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