‘People in leafy Bucks will be shocked to see what goes on’: Explosive TV documentary goes inside Aylesbury Young Offenders’ Institute

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A revealing look at some of the country’s most dangerous young criminals serving time in Aylesbury will air in the New Year.

Filming for the ITV fly-on-the-wall documentary, Her Majesty’s Prison: Aylesbury concluded in August and series producer and director Lee Phillips said people would be stunned by the final result.

He said: “I think people in leafy Buckinghamshire will be shocked to see what goes on behind those walls.

“We have got some quite explosive footage. You have got everyone in there from murderers to armed robbers.”

Mr Phillips and his team spent more than four months and 200 hours interviewing more than 400 prisoners and officers for the two part documentary.

“I was interested to meet and get to talk to the people whose crimes are as bad as it gets.

“Within the prison system it holds some of the youngest young offenders in the country.

“You sort of see them as human beings as opposed to monsters. There’s certainly a few damaged and damaging people in there.

“I think it’s very raw and uncompromising.”

Mr Phillips said the first one hour programme explores the relationship between prisoners whereas the second looks at the prison officers’ relationship with those convicted.

The institute holds long term male inmates between the ages of 17 and 21 with more than 10 percent serving life sentences.

The first programme has a provisional date of January 31 to be aired with the second programme showing a week later.