Britain's Forgotten Prisoners

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With one public protection prisoner recently committing suicide after giving up hope of ever being released, this film is an urgent call for all imprisonment for public protection cases to be reviewed.
There are over three thousand forgotten prisoners languishing in jail in England and Wales, held indefinitely with no idea when they’ll be released, even though they completed their sentences years earlier. They’re IPP prisoners – people who were given an additional indeterminate sentence, Imprisonment for Public Protection.   

Martin Read’s film looks at the punishment described by Conservative former Justice Minister Ken Clarke as ‘a stain on the Justice System’, following both the stories of individuals trapped in a Kafka-esque world of labyrinthine bureaucracy that has seen them swallowed up by a system, and those campaigning for their rights as human beings to have their lives returned to them.

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Britain's Forgotten Prisoners + Q&A
Showroom - Warner Chappell Production Music Screen 4
Q&A with director Martin Read. Moderated by Sacha Mirzoeff.
Britain's Forgotten Prisoners + Q&A
Curzon - Screen 1
Q&A with director Martin Read. Moderated by Clodagh Chapman.

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