A two-part documentary series, which depicts life inside Ireland's two female prisons. In Ireland today over four thousand people are in prison and less than two hundred of them are women.
This documentary provides viewers a snapshot of prison life in Ireland today and allow us to meet the women who end up serving time in our jails and those who work in them.
Produced by Midas Productions, their cameras entered the Dóchas Centre in Dublin's Mountjoy Prison Campus in June 2013 and secured unprecedented access to chart the lives of the prisoners locked up in Ireland's only exclusively female prison. Women prisoners from 18-years-old and above are housed in this medium security, purpose built centre.
It is a revealing, frank and true insight into life as a female prisoner in Ireland. You can meet every type of woman in Mountjoy; from the homeless, impoverished, drug addicted repeat offenders to white-collar criminals, drug mules and murderers.
This observational documentary shows, through the eyes of the prisoners we meet, the issues facing both them and the prison service. Women serving time for robbery, manslaughter and drug smuggling give us an insight not only into prison life, but also into the lives that lead them to prison and indeed into Irish society today.