Introduced by Wentworth actor Leah Purcell
This week's story tracks the fall and rise of Debbie Kilroy — from high security women's prisoner to high-profile crusading lawyer.
Debbie was sentenced to six years for drug trafficking. She began university studies in jail and made history when she became the first woman with a serious conviction to be admitted as ‘a fit and proper person' to the bar of Queensland.
Earlier this year, Debbie mounted a spur-of-the-moment crowd-funding campaign to pay off the court debts of Indigenous women incarcerated in Western Australia for defaulting on fines.
The campaign raised over $400,000 and has led to the release of 11 women from prison.