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Duration: 29 minutes

For the first time in over fifteen years TV cameras are allowed into Rampton, the high security hospital which is home to some of the most disturbed and dangerous men and women in the country. Every patient has a TV, use of a swimming pool and a well stocked shop - so is it the holiday camp that many tabloid newspapers claim it to be?



    Extensive grounds, a swimming pool and a full Sky Sports package are facilities usually found at a five-star hotel, not a high-security hospital.

    While some patients at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire are among the most dangerous criminals in the UK, chief executive Dr Mike Harris says others are their for their own safety.

    The hospital's alumni includes child killer Beverly Allitt and Soham murderer Ian Huntley but staff are passionate about helping patients rebuild their lives.

    BBC Inside Out camera crews were allowed into the hospital for the first time in 18 years to get a glimpse of life at Rampton.

    Read more on the BBC News website...

    BBC News: Rare glimpse inside Rampton Hospital


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