Lifers: Behind Bars
Documentary · Crime
Documentary series about jails for long-term offender, plus interviews with some of the men convicted of murder who are now serving life sentences.
Directed byDavid Pinder
S01:E01 - 1
Episode one follows newly-convicted killers from sentencing at court through the system as they face up to years behind bars. Inside the general population of the prison, the film reveals the day-to-day reality for some of the five hundred men living there - who combined are serving well over four thousand years in custody.
S01:E02 - 2
Episode two reveals the day-to-day reality for some of the five hundred men in HMP Shotts, Scotland's only prison exclusively for long-term offenders. It explores how they live together and how the jail manages and contains so many violent men. Prisoners speak candidly about their offending, their struggles in prison and their remorse.