Neil Samworth

Neil Samworth featured in Crime Investigation Play’s Life Behind Bars


Former prison officer and author Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth featured in an episode of Life Behind Bars, discussing his experience working at HMP Manchester (better known as Strangeways).

Life Behind Bars, from ITN Productions, features David Navarro, who spent ten years in-and-out of prisons nationwide. Across the five episodes, David sits down to eat a prison meal with a guest who has either been in prison or has worked within the prison service. Exploring topics such as rehabilitation, overcrowding, conflict-resolution, and relationships, each episode covers visceral topics and brings back difficult memories for those involved.

All episodes are available on Crime+Investigation Play and will be released weekly on YouTube. 

For more, Neil’s books Strangeways and Strangeways Unlocked are available in paperback and audiobook.