Upstart: Studying Behind Bars

In 2004, Kerry Tucker was sentenced to seven years jail after pleading guilty to one of the largest white-collar crimes committed by a woman Victoria had seen.

But this isn’t a story defined by crime. It’s a story of persistence, hope and the importance of education.

As a mother of two, Tucker’s biggest concern upon entering prison wasn’t the punishment she was set to receive, but the example she was setting for her daughters.

So, during her time at Dame Phyllis Frost maximum security prison, she studied for her Master’s degree.

“I made a very conscious decision and it was because of my girls. I said to them ‘One day, you will be proud of me,’” she tells upstart.

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