Another Season of Prison Docuseries for Sky


LONDON: Sky has commissioned STV Productions and GroupM Entertainment to produce a second installment of Prison: First & Last 24 Hours, a documentary series that explores life behind bars in Scotland.

The new eight-part season will take place in four Scottish correctional facilities: HMP Low Moss, HMP Barlinnie, HMP Greenock and HMP Edinburgh. The program tells the stories of inmates beginning their first day in jail as well as those who have only 24 hours left of their prison sentence. It is being sold around the globe by Sky Vision.

Mick McAvoy, the head of documentaries at STV Productions, stated: “It is a privilege to be back filming inside Scotland’s prisons and to document the lives of prisoners as they go through the most dramatic days of their jail sentence. The first series was a great success and we’re looking forward to working with GroupM Entertainment and Sky to yet again examine the complex lives of those who find themselves behind bars, reveal the challenges that face the staff in prison and show the reality of life in jail.”

Tom Fox of the Scottish Prison Service noted: “This successful series is one of the most authentic portrayals of prison life we’ve ever seen.”

Siobhan Mulholland, who commissioned the second season of the docuseries for Sky, added: “We hope viewers will again be gripped by the dichotomy Prison: First & Last 24 Hours presents them with; insightful, often sad personal stories juxtaposed with the reality of what can be brutal criminal acts. This thought-provoking documentary series provides a fascinating look into institutions rarely exposed in non-scripted television.”