Tracy Mackness: Jail Bird - The Life and Crimes of an Essex Bad GirlEvents — Research Event LAB 002, ARU Cambridge, CB1 1PT.
8 April 2022, 13:00
Tracy Mackness has always had a flair for business - if not all of it legal. From her dad's fruit and veg stall, she fell in with a fast crowd and spent much of her youth ducking and diving, and partying.
Tracy took bigger and bigger risks - fraternising with gangsters, gypsies and the Essex criminal underworld. When she was sent to prison for 10 years for conspiracy to supply drugs, that she was able to turn her life around. Tracy proved to be a model inmate, and found her forte working on the prison farm. Never shy of hard work, Tracy left prison with several Saddleback pigs and set up her own business, The Giggly Pig, which has become a huge success selling sausages at farmers' markets and festivals up and down the country.
With her shrewd business acumen and bubbly personality, Tracy has come through the bad times with a hugely entertaining story to tell and a new life to live.
Event contact: Colleen Moore - Colleen.Moore@aru.ac.uk