Wormwood Scrubs prison is one of Europe’s largest jails, holding over 1,200 male inmates, from drug addicted petty villains to sophisticated thieves and extremely violent, often disturbed, criminals. Some wings hold over 300 prisoners, many of whom are drug addicts and with sometimes only 12 guards to keep order, bullying and violence can be a daily occurrence.
Brought to you by the team that made the acclaimed Holloway documentaries, this new series follows the frenetic lives of prisoners and prison officers who make up this complex, noisy and disturbed community. The problems are vast – drug addiction, bullying, psychopaths and many really missing their loved ones.
Attracting an incredible 5 million+ viewers for each episode, these dramatic and moving films give an extraordinary insight into the work being done to the keep this huge prison on track.
Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Series Producer: James Cohen
Director: Jamie Berry
Editor: Jason Savage
Composer: Ernie Wood
Distributed by: ITV Studios Global Entertainment