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Sky 1 returns to prison with new series behind bars

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Sky 1 goes back to prison from Monday 17th October with eight episodes of the hard-hitting documentary series Prison: First & Last 24 Hours offering unprecedented access to life behind bars.
 
The series, by STV Productions, follows prisoners and staff in four Scottish prisons – the maximum security HMP Low Moss, HMP Barlinnie in Glasgow, HMP Greenock and HMP Edinburgh.
 
Once again, the series focuses on groups of prisoners on two nerve-wracking days: those starting the first day of their jail sentence, and those experiencing their final 24 hours before liberation.
 
The second series features a wide range of stories, including; a prisoner returning to the world he left behind 12 years ago when he was convicted of murder; a female prisoner officer on night shift with 200 male prisoners spending their first night in HMP Barlinnie; a bare knuckle boxer in his final hours as a prisoner; and a love story between inmates that develops with romantic requests on the prison radio station.
 
Prisoners and members of prison staff share their insights into the prison system in candid interviews, and tell the often poignant stories of their incarceration and working lives respectively.
 
Mick McAvoy, head of documentaries at STV Productions said: “This series for Sky 1 offers a unique insight into life in prison with perspectives from both sides of the bars. The brand new second series features prisoners on the day of their arrival and the day of their release as they come to terms with serving time.
 
“Viewers may find the thought-provoking interviews with convicted criminals shocking, and sometimes heart-warming, but Prison: First & Last 24 Hours is always compelling as it offers a rare glimpse into the reality of prison life.”
 
Siobhan Mulholland, Commissioning Editor at Sky added: “Prison: First & Last 24 Hours brings stories to Sky 1 which evoke a range of emotions from empathy, to shock, to sadness and that is where the strength of the series lies, in its ability to capture so much.”
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:- 
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv