Jailhouse Girls

Genre: Crime & Investigation

Duration: 3x60

Year of Production: 2009

Production Company: Wild Pictures

Broadcaster: ITV

Definition: SD

Holloway prison, in North London, holds up to 500 female inmates and is the largest women’s prison in Europe. Incarcerated behind heavy security is a complete cross section of criminals, from petty villains and drug-addicted prostitutes to fraudsters and dangerous, high profile murderers.

With extraordinary access granted by the Prison Service, Wild Pictures follows key staff as they attempt to reform the prison. The problems are vast – drugs, bullying, psychopaths, needy mothers, even prisoners falling in and out of love. This gritty documentary series gives a real insight into the work being done to get the prison and its inmates back on track.

Series 1: 3x60 | SD | 2009