Marie-Claire O'Brien

Marie-Claire O’Brien's 14-month jail sentence was a shock to her system that resulted in an emotional breakdown – but also, the beginning of a new chapter in her life. After release, Marie-Claire used her experience to set up New Leaf, a West Midlands-based social enterprise which offers support to those facing the many challenges of life after prison. Her conversation with Jason focused on her time inside and how she’s since managed to channel her guilt into motivation for helping others turn their own lives around. We hope you’ll agree that Marie-Claire’s story is living proof of the importance of second chances. 

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