Britain’s largest high security prison has allowed an exclusive insight into life for prisoners and staff for a compelling and candid documentary series on ITV1, Strangeways.
Behind the Victorian walls of HMP Manchester, formerly known as Strangeways, are some of the countryÕs most violent men. There are 1200 prisoners, including murderers, rapists, drug dealers and terrorists serving sentences ranging from a few days to life.
The three part series shows how the prison has moved on from the notorious riots of 1990 when prisoners revolted against brutality and intolerable conditions. It demonstrates the courage of staff as they cope with the many challenges thrown at them often in the face of extreme provocation and even physical violence.