Lisa Kevitt & Kerry Anthony
25 year old Lisa Kevitt spoke to Ryan about her teenage introduction to heroin which turned her into an addict with 25 criminal convictions. Lisa’s life was changed by Tús Nua, a programme run by the Depaul Trust in partnership with Dóchas Prison (the women’s section of Mountjoy) and the Probation Service.
Kerry Anthony, CEO of Depaul Ireland joined Ryan in studio to discuss the Tús Nua programme. Since 2003 it has helped women leaving prison reintegrate into society. Women make up 3.5% of the prison population.