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My fellow inmates mistook me for a prison employee! - Life Behind Bars

Chris Atkins

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Young black men disproportionately populate UK prisons, and David sits down with one of the minority: a middle-class white man. Chris Atkins was convicted of tax fraud in 2016 and sentenced to 5 years in prison. During a meager prison breakfast, the two discuss whether racial and social inequalities are just as prevalent behind bars. They also discuss how they remained sane during their time in prison. David Navarro spent ten years in and out of prisons all over the country. Now he’s sitting down with people who have spent time inside to reveal the truth about the UK prison system. In each episode, David sits down to eat a real prison meal with a guest who has their own unique experience of being incarcerated or working within His Majesty’s Prison Service. From the moment they take their first bite, the pair embark on a journey that unravels the real myths and stereotypes that people have about UK prisons and prisoners.