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Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by Tommy Monk on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Behind Bars: Prison Undercover
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An undercover investigation reveals the reality of life behind bars in Britain's crisis-hit prison system. Footage recorded by a reporter also working as an officer at a Category C adult prison shows how inmates are effectively running the prison, with many of them off their heads on drugs and drink. It also reveals how prison officers don't feel able to maintain control and how they are at risk themselves. In one incident a senior officer is seen on the ground, shaking and having a fit after accidentally inhaling the drug spice being smoked by prisoners.

The programme also finds little evidence of rehabilitation or change, where some weak prisoners suffer, career criminals profit while jailed, drug addicts simply change which drugs they smoke, and the prisoners who could change their ways are being ignored. It comes as the government faces repeated warnings about the crisis inside Britain's prisons. There have been a riot and three disturbances in the last three and a half months, 354 deaths in prison last year and 6,430 assaults on staff in the year to September 2016.



On tonight on BBC TV at 8.30pm.


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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by The Devil, You Know on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:26 pm

the rehabilitation experiment seems to have failed miserably, lets have a hard labour regime where being in prison isn't seen as an occupational hazard but something to be feared. where after one stint there you dont want to go back.



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Post by magica on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:34 pm

In the 70s prisons were prisons. Now prisoners have anything they want, phones, computers, drugs and practically run the places. They have too much privilege and its just not a prevention against crime anymore.

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Post by eddie on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:42 pm

It's on the BBC, so I doubt it will tell too many truths.

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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by The Devil, You Know on Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:54 pm

magica wrote:In the 70s prisons were prisons. Now prisoners have anything they want, phones, computers, drugs and practically run the places. They have too much privilege and its just not a prevention against crime anymore.
I worked in a young offenders prison for a week or so in the 90's installing CCTV and I would not have wanted to go inside for a stretch. What struck me was all the piles of shit in packets dumped under the windows. the officers who escorted us everywhere told us to keep our eyes open as the prisoners considered it fun hitting people with shit packets.

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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:54 pm


Firstly... no uk prison should be allowed by government to be run by any private business/corporation!



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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by nicko on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:53 am

Prisons should be run like the Army "glasshouse" in Colechester.
with Army Red Caps as "Screws".
The percentage of re-offenders is around 3%.
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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by Lord Foul on Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:29 am

sounds like a plan nicko

I doubt too many would want a return visit...
which is how it should be......

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Re: Behind Bars: Prison Undercover Panorama

Post by nicko on Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:44 am

Spent 4 weeks in there for decking a" RUPERT" who tried to send out one of my lads without his "flak jacket" .

IT was not nice!
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