The continuing story of H.M.P. Bullwood. A young womans prison.
Now ! You all know me ! A firm believer in punishment to fit the crime etc. etc.
Last night's episode was devoted to Linda, a 30's something lady who clearly, society had decided the best thing to do, was 'lose her' ! Sentenced to Life for arson (5 counts +).
She had been brain damaged at birth and the good old system had washed it's hands of her. In and out of mental intitutions and eventually classified as 'Non-treatable', so stuck in prison.
She obviously was clearly disturbed and seemed, on her good days, a lovely person.
Eventually shipped from H.M.P. Bullwood to H.M.P. New Hall, where she was found dead in her cell 3 weeks later - Suicide.
If ever a programme was made to show the inadequacies of this country, then this programme was the one.
My heart goes out to her family !