3 x 1 hour series | Channel 4

The second of Spring Films PRISON series deals with all categories of female offenders; from television licence evasion to murder. Prisoners serve terms ranging from weeks to decades resulting in complex and powerful bonds with the officers and the prison itself.

Whilst drugs and violence are inherent in the everyday life of the prison, the biggest challenges revolve around children, relationships (both within and outside of the prison), self-harming and depression. For men, jail can be simply the loss of their liberty and they return home to a house and family cared for by their partner. For women, prison can be the destruction of their family, the loss of their children and their home.

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Credits

Directed by Paddy Wivell
Executive Producers: Richard Melman and Kathy Myers

A Spring Films Production