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Holloway Prison conditions

Title
Holloway Prison conditions
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop
TX Date
20 Dec 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:04:25
Description
Brian Ging reports on criticisms of conditions in Holloway Prison in North London, following an unannounced inspection by new Chief Inspector of Prisons, Sir David Ramsbottom, and his team of monitors. He was so appalled by the conditions inside Holloway he promptly withdrew the inspectors. Speakers include: Ann Widdecombe, prisons minister; visitors to inmates (not identified); Peter Rudkin, POA; Frances Crook, Howard League for Penal Reform; former Holloway inmates (not identified).
Contributors
Brian Ging; Ann Widdecombe; Peter Rudkin; Frances Crook
Keywords
London; Prisons; Social conditions; Women; Living conditions; Prisoners; David Ramsbottam; Holloway Prisons

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