Banged Up

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Mondays from 12 December, 7.30pm

Banged Up is a ground breaking new series featuring former British Home Secretary David Blunkett. The show tackles head-on the sensitive issue of juvenile behaviour and rehabilitation. In a bold social experiment, Blunkett heads the ‘parole board’ of a ‘prison’ that mixes reformed criminals with juveniles on the cusp of a life of crime.

This four-part series works in conjunction with pupil referral units, charities, youth groups, community projects and concerned parents to offer an insight into life ‘inside’, identify the youngsters who could benefit from the experiment and offer a whole new perspective on the debate surrounding youth crime – and punishment.