The Best Little Prison in Britain?

The Best Little Prison in Britain?

Series 1 - Episode 3



“Ordinary decent criminal” Craig is on his seventh sentence at Jurby Prison on the Isle of Man. “I’m in for knife crime,” he explains. “I was in a fight with a bloke who had a knife and I managed to get it off him and stabbed him with it three times in self-defence.” He’s representing himself at trial, but will his argument (and a smart new suit) sway the jury?

George “Stores”, who runs the prison shop, has other problems. The women aren’t happy about him buying their underwear so suggest that an inmate should do it. Head of security Margo isn’t having any of it.


Documentary exploring the only prison on the Isle of Man, which is governed an entirely different legal system from the rest of the UK. This time, George Stores, responsible for running the prison shop, is faced with a challenge when the female inmates express their concerns about him buying their underwear for them. Can Deputy Leroy convince Head of Security Margo to let them go on a shopping trip? Meanwhile, repeat offender Craig is on his seventh stint in the prison. As a well-behaved inmate he has earned ‘enhanced' status, and gets certain luxuries like use of a Playstation.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Tania Fallon
Executive Producer Rebecca Mulraine