Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With The Lifers

Genre: Documentaries

Duration: 1x60

Year of Production: 2020

Production Company: Wild Pictures

Broadcaster: BBC Two

Definition: HD

The realities of life behind bars and without love

Stacey Dooley’s emotional documentary takes her to Iowa’s ‘Correctional Institute for Women’, a new purpose built $80 million jail with 700 inmates. She is here to get to know one particular group - the “Lifers”, who make up around 10 per cent of the prison population. These women have said ‘goodbye forever’ to their loved ones and are now hidden from mainstream society, leading parallel existences behind bars. Stacey examines how they cope with the double blow of being written off forever by society as well as the permanent loss of liberty, love and affection.

Series 1: 1x60 | HD | 2020