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Family: Prison Series 2

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This title is a part of the series Prison Series 2


Catalogue Number:  BAM1342
Producer:  Blue Ant Media
Producing Agencies:  Channel Four Television Corp.
Subject:  Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Health, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Violence, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United Kingdom
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  47:00


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**Contains course language**

In the second episode of the award-winning series director Paddy Wivell explores the emotionally charged difficulties of being a mother and in prison at HMP Foston Hall where over 300 women are incarcerated for everything from murder to non-payment of fines.

The prison believes that keeping family contact is vital to reduce reoffending –a huge challenge when over 15,000 children are separated from their mothers every year. This instalment has no shortage of heart breaking stories from Kelly challenging the Family Court to renew contact with her young boys “I want my kids to have everything that I didn’t. I want them to feel safe.” to prisoner Lexi working out how to tell her young son what she is in prison for “now he’s getting older he’s started to ask me loads of questions. He wants to know why I’m here.” Paddy Wivell brings out the warmth, tenderness and laugh out loud humour in the most challenged of circumstances.

This follow up series from Spring Films builds on the success of PRISON by turning its gaze to the women’s estate and documenting the extraordinary work of the Governor and her staff in attempting to turn prisoner’s lives around.


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