Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

This episode follows a group of repeat offenders from Pentonville prison, which holds over a thousand male prisoners.

Mick is in his 40s and has spent years going in and out of jail; unless he gets housing once he's released, he will commit crime to get back behind bars.

Senol is trying to put a violent past behind him and build a better future with his fiancée, but on the outside he struggles with alcohol and his temper.

While each experience is different, nearly all share a shocking truth that many offenders feel more at home in prison than out.

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Series Producer
James Cohen
Dollan Cannell
Dollan Cannell


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