First seen eating a bag of crisps without paying in a supermarket where Judy is trying to arrange a job for an inmate. Judy becomes involved when she pays for a can of ham Denise is trying to shoplift and tells her about the halfway house (361). Last credit (367). Working-class single mother on remand for apparently killing one of her sons. It is later revealed by Judy she was covering for her other eight-year-old son and is therefore released.