Behind Bars

HISTORY CHANNEL – Saturdays from 7 November, 9.30pm

For nearly two centuries, society has attempted to both punish and reform its criminals through the institution of the prison. But can imprisonment ever achieve these conflicting aims? This landmark BBC documentary series seeks to answer that question by focusing on stories from six very different institutions. Behind Bars exposes the grim reality of life inside with an honesty and intensity rarely captured on television.