Wormwood Scrubs

Genre: Crime & Investigation

Duration: 2x60

Year of Production: 2010

Production Company: Wild Pictures

Broadcaster: ITV

Definition: SD

Wormwood scrubs prison is one of Europe’s largest jails, holding up to 1280 male inmates, from drug addicted petty villains to sophisticated thieves and extremely violent, often disturbed, criminals. Some wings can hold over 300 prisoners, many of whom are drug addicts and, with only 12 guards to keep order, bullying and violence can be a daily occurrence. Up to 80 percent of the inmates have drug issues and many have mental health problems and are unwanted by a society that has washed its hands of them.

The Scrubs has no such luxury - “A lot of our prisoners are illiterate, or innumerate, some of them have never worked in their lives some have been criminals from a very young age and they are really damaged and difficult people to work with, all the more reason why we should work with them." Says Phil Taylor, Governor Wormwood Scrubs.

Series 1: 2x60 | SD | 2010