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HMP Grampian: Transforming Scotland's Hate Factory

Documentary charting the history of the notorious Peterhead Prison, which was closed down in 2013, as told by former governors, prison officers and inmates.

The history of the notorious Peterhead Prison, which shut its doors in 2013, as told by former governors, prison officers and inmates. From the colourful history of famous prisoners like Jimmy Boyle and regular escapee Johnny Remensky, to the rooftop riots of the 1980s, and becoming a world centre of excellence in dealing with sex offenders in the 1990s.

Alongside the old jail, the new HMP & YOI Grampian jail is being built and architects and builders show how Scotland's newest superjail is designed and constructed for the 21st century, with a rehabilitation focus rather than punishment, closer to the model demonstrated by Halden prison in Norway.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 16 Nov 2014 21:00