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Open Space

on BBC Two England

Inside Out
Second of two films showing the day-to-day life inside HM Prison Swansea, made by those who live and work behind the locked gates. The Prison Officers' Film
I never know what's behind that door when I unlock it in the morning. There could be a body hanging from the bars, or a con who has had some bad news ready to hit the first officer he sees.
Senior prison officer
I've had to wait 21 years to get this chance to say what prisons are really like.
Senior prison officer
Prison officers in Swansea feel overwhelmed by the number of prisoners in their care which stifles any attempt at rehabilitation. The lack of resources constantly places them in vulnerable situations. It's only due to the good will of the prisoners that the system can work at all. The system is collapsing and the prison officers feel, like the prisoners, that nobody wants to know - 'out of sight, out of mind'.
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Sound recordist DAVE JEWITT Film editor DENISE PERRIN Producer PAUL PIERROT
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT


Dave Riddell
Mike Thomas
David Swan
Dave Jewitt
Denise Perrin

BBC Two England

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