Mandy Ogunmokun

Jason talks to Mandy Ogunmokun, founder of the Treasures Foundation which supports women with histories of drug abuse, offending and homelessness. Mandy's early life was blighted by trauma. The daughter and granddaughter of sex workers, she was exploited by her grandmother and made to work as a prostitute at the age of 4. At the age of 45, she began working at HMP Holloway as a Forward Trust substance misuse worker after spending 20 years in and out of Holloway as an inmate, while a heroin-addicted sex worker and petty criminal. The success of her turnaround was crowned when she was asked to carry the Olympic Torch to the Guildhall as part of the build-up to London 2012 as recognition of her work in the field of addiction.


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