Debbie Kilroy's fight to stop women going to jail for massive fines| Australian Story
Fine defaulters in the Australian state of Western Australia are being sent to jail, even if they had no prior criminal convictions. Drug trafficker-turned-lawyer, Debbie Kilroy, has started a campaign to change the law and keep disadvantaged women out of jail.
She’s the founder of Sisters Inside, an organisation that supports women in prison and those transitioning to the “free world”. Ms Kilroy was the first Australian woman with a serious offence on their records to be admitted to the bar. But instead of working for a high-profile firm, she dedicates her time to pro bono and Legal Aid work to help disadvantaged women who are most vulnerable to jail time.
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