6 x 60 (Series 1 & 2) / June 2021 

A series examining the breadth of the Criminal Justice system, taking a look at each institution from the inside, to understand why a system that was once the envy of the world, is in crisis.

Filmed over two years, access was gained to the MOJ, Police, the CPS, Defence Lawyers, Probation Services, The Parole board and HMP Winchester. The series (with more episodes to come) focuses on the impact of funding cuts, the ensuing dilemmas within each institution, and how successive governments and a decade of cuts and botched reforms, have failed the system.

Each episode tells intimate stories of those caught up in the system and innovative use of archive gives the narratives historical context.

NOMINATED: BAFTA (Best Factual Series 2020 & 2021)
NOMINATED: Royal Television Society (Programme Awards, Best Documentary Series 2020)
NOMINATED: Royal Television Society (Best Documentary Series 2021)
NOMINATED: Televisual Bulldog Awards 2021 (Best Documentary Series)


“Channel 4’s documentary explored the uphill battle in preventing criminals from reoffending” – THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ “A damning look at our desperate prison system”, “A deeply challenging yet necessary watch” – THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ “As powerful and eye-opening as ever” – THE I NEWSPAPER

★★★★ “Potent” – THE TIMES

“A bleak but eye-opening insight” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Excellent series” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

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