From 9 Years Of Incarceration To The TED X Stage In 12 Months

In NZ almost half of all prisoners return to prison within 48 months. They struggle to integrate, quickly lose belief in themselves and return to their previous lifestyles and patterns of illegal behaviours. Gina describes how she has broken her pattern of recidivist behaviour.

Gina Guthrie is a former criminal entrepreneur now working for Reclaim Another Woman (RAW). Gina is a thriving mother of two sons enjoying the challenges that come with leading a legal life. Gina is passionate about working alongside RAW to provide others with the same opportunity to reintegrate back into the community. With her understanding of the struggles faced upon release she is ideally positioned to provide support and guidance to parolees to reclaim their lives for themselves, their children and the community.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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