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The Resource The prisoner, Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson

The prisoner, Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson

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The prisoner
Title
The prisoner
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Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson
Title variation
The prisoner
Title variation remainder
how one woman's jail term was the making of her
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Language
eng
Summary
Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret: she was stealing money from her employers. When her crime was discovered she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum-security prison, alongside Victoria's most notorious criminals. Being incarcerated with murderers and drug dealers, however, was not nearly as daunting as having to tell her two young daughters why she was leaving them. The shame was almost unbearable. She knew that she could let the feelings of guilt and regret overwhelm her, or learn from her mistakes and she owed it to her children to learn. 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 lives. And as they opened up to her, she realised that their situations were far more desperate than her own. 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 in parole hearings and child welfare issues, to great success. She also began to study and embarked on a degree. Today, Kerry has a PhD and has been reunited with her daughters. In her inspiring memoir, she reveals how her darkest hour became a turning point in her life and gave her a new-found purpose: to educate disadvantaged women. And to those who face their own rock bottom her message is simple: never, ever give up
Summary
Kerry Tucker seemed to be a typical suburban mother of two, but she had a terrible secret: she was stealing money from her employers. When her crime was discovered she was sentenced to seven years in a maximum-security prison, alongside Victoria's most notorious criminals. In her memoir, she reveals how her darkest hour became a turning point in her life and gave her a new-found purpose- to educate disadvantaged women
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10665646
Cataloging source
ANL
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Tucker, Kerry
Dewey number
365.43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Henderson, Craig
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True
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  • Tucker, Kerry
  • Women prisoners
  • Autobiographies
  • White collar crimes
  • Fraud
  • Prisoners
  • Women prisoners
Target audience
adult
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how one woman's jail term was the making of her
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The prisoner, Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson
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"A William Heinemann book"
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061223372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143793977
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits, colour plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1013539781
Label
The prisoner, Kerry Tucker with Craig Henderson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A William Heinemann book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061223372
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143793977
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour portraits, colour plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1013539781

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