This is our full film on the opening of Wrexham’s Prison, HMP Berwyn, explaining how things are being done differently locally.
With the prison opening many have voiced a range of opinions over the balance of retribution, incapacitation, deterrence and rehabilitation.
In forthcoming legislation (the Prisons and Courts bill) rehabilitation is for the first time enshrined in law: “…a key purpose of prison is to reform and rehabilitate offenders, as well as punish them for the crimes they have committed.”
We asked a range of questions, from how Governor Russ Trent feels about being in charge of the biggest and newest prison in the UK, about using certain language such as rooms not cells, and even about security around New Psychoactive Substances – also known as ‘legal highs’.
The teaser trailer we put out earlier this week was viewed over 80,000 times and generated hundreds of comments – we hope this video gives everyone a further insight to what has opened in Wrexham:
On a technical note, this is also our first ever full 4K video!
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