BBC Radio Leeds is continuing its focus on how global issues affect local people with a series of programmes looking at Crime and Justice issues in West Yorkshire.
It follows a week long investigation into Prostitution in the UK last year.
The station has been given access to HM Prison Leeds and will broadcast a programme made by inmates who run the prison’s own Phoenix Radio station. It reveals an insight into 24 hours in the life of a prisoner. The team also meets HMP Leeds Governor Paul Baker and follows a man on his journey from his first night in the cells, to the day of his release.
BBC Radio Leeds Managing Editor Rozina Breen comments: “BBC Radio Leeds will deliver a week of ambitious and compelling journalism. We’ve taken a global look at a local issue and put local eyes to a global issue. We aim to bring our listeners stories they have never heard before, the reality of life behind bars and the reasons people go into crime. We offer a unique, human appraisal of other – different – approaches to justice. These are stunning and unique stories from West Yorkshire and the world.”
The features can be heard each day this week, with a guide below:
Albert Pierrepoint documentary: Tuesday 10 July at 8am
Interview with Michael Mansfield: Wednesday 11 July at 2pm
Death Penalty documentary: Thursday 12 July at midday
Crime and Justice in the UK Debate: Friday 13 July at midday