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Students visiting a local Prison

Prison Visit Brings Crime & Deviance to Life

Sociology students from Newman were able to experience Shrewsbury Prison, as part of their studies into crime and deviance.


The group of 70 students spent the day at the former Prison, which was used as the set for Tommy Lee Royce’s prison scenes in the latest series of BBC1’s Happy Valley.


The prison stopped being a working prison in 2013, but the students were still able to gain an insight into modern-day prison life from ex prison guards who lead the tour.


The students were a mixture of Year 12 and Year 13 students, who were able to reflect and put into context what they have learnt on the topics of crime and deviance, specifically punishment and prison life in the UK. It was a really worthwhile experience for everyone who attended and gave an eye-opening insight into modern prison life.

Students visiting a local Prison


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