Anita Anand talks to Juliet Lyon

Anita Anand knew she was meant to be a journalist from the moment she covered her first news story. An instinct she followed proved to be correct, and convinced her that she should pursue journalism.

In this series of interviews for 'One to One', Anita discovers what drives people to pursue certain careers. Was there an epiphany, something they discovered in their very core, or a series of events that motivated them?

Anita's first guest is Juliet Lyon. She's the director of the Prison Reform Trust, a charity 'working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.' In her early 20s she fostered children, and went on to work in a school at the adolescent-unit of a psychiatric hospital. One patient was due to enter a young offenders' institution, so she went to see what it was like. Shocked by what she found, she knew she wanted to try and improve conditions within prisons.

Anita also interviews world-renowned maxillo-facial surgeon, Professor Iain Hutchison and lawyer Mathew Waddington, who specialised in Children's Law following the death of his daughter.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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Tue 14 Jan 2014 09:30

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