Injustice: A film about crime, prison and us

Event date
8 November 2017
Event time
Oxford week
Faculty of Law - The Cube

Independent documentary screening hosted by The Centre for Criminology

Wednesday 8th November at The Cube

6-8pm (doors open 5.45pm)

View this previously unseen film and engage with a panel discussion afterwards with the director - Limited availability please register here.

Assaults in prison are at record levels, the prison population is greater than ever, and staff are leaving in droves. Prisoner suicide rates are higher than ever, with a suicide once every three days and an attempt every four hours. But what if prisons aren’t in crisis as such? What if the crisis is a social crisis of which prison is simply an epiphenomenon? What if the real issue isn’t staffing, drugs and violence? What if the real issue is that prison itself is a fundamentally flawed system? What if the real crisis is in our society and the criminal justice system?

Injustice is the first prison documentary in the UK to ask the fundamental questions: what is prison for? Where did it come from? Who gets sent to prison and why? What are prisoners like? What does prison do to people? The film weaves a narrative through seven chapters. It starts with introductions, and moves through the prison process from conviction to release. The story is told through personal narratives of prison governors, officers, prisoners, prisoner families, campaigners and academics.

Whether the partners and children of prisoners, the people working in the system, prisoners themselves or members of our community concerned about crime, Injustice is for everybody. Like it or not, the prison system is not working and we must address this fact with the urgency it deserves.


Eoin McLennan-Murray, Faith Spear, Gethin Jones, “Jimmy”, Penelope Gibbs, Charlotte May Henry, Navdeep Seerha, Marcus and Karoline, Dr David Scott Gordon, Professor Joe Sim, Dr Deirdre O’Neill.

For more information contact: availability please register here.

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