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Open Space: Inside Out


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Two films showing the day-to-day life inside a prison, made by those who live and work behind the locked gates.
Part 1: The Prisoners' Film
There's no attempt at rehabilitation; it's just containment, and containment breeds resentment and tension. Bev, Edge, Titman, Llewellyn and the others are inmates of HM Prison Swansea, 'banged-up' for up to 18 hours a day in tiny cells, which are overcrowded and lack the most basic facilities. Worrying about their families on the outside, they pass their time in whatever way they can:
"Smoking cannabis steals a day from the Government."
"Fiddling for food, for tobacco - anything to be one up on the system."
"If you can't cope, then you break. If you break, that's when you get suicides."
Open Space is the series where the public can make programmes under their own editorial control helped by the COMMUNITY PROGRAMME UNIT ('The Prison Officers' Film' tomorrow)
FEATURE: page 13


Film Cameraman: David Swan
Sound Recordist: Dave Jewitt
Film Editor: Denise Perrin
Producer: Paul Pierrot

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Open Space: Inside Out

BBC Two England, 15 July 1988 21.30

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