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Feltham Sings

This documentary is – without a shadow of a doubt – one of the most innovative and engrossing documentaries ever aired on British television. Set in Feltham Young Offenders Institution in the United Kingdom, both inmates and staff offer a glimpse into their life within the walls of the prison and – in the case of the prisoners – into their previous life outside. But instead of the documentary participants simply telling their stories, they are given the opportunity to sing, rap and quote poetry about their feelings, lives and dreams. This truly engrossing documentary won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Documentary as well as an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Music for Television.

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  1. lol the second guy was what did it for me I had to call it quits after…♪momma went to jail uncle went to jail brother went to jail♪ … oh yeah ♪sister went to jail… I went to jail♪

  2. Prison Life – The Musical! Really? No.

  3. A unique and creative slant on causes that result in incarceration and a look at how gifted and intelligent some of the subjects are. Very moving and thought provoking footage.

  4. Whats with all the music, switched this off quickly they annoyed the crap out of me

  5. What’s the deal with the rappers?

  6. What’s the deal with the rappers?

  7. Fucking boring.

  8. That 2nd guy rapping i’m sure thats why he got put away not burglary. Never heard worse . 

  9. Prisons are very good rappers. They have a lot to practice. wow. I was unsure about the system and i did not understand well. Now i understand.

  10. FREE WILL. GODs PRESENT for us. Do you want to use drugs and kill yourself, go ahead.
    FUCK THE SYSTEM!!!!!

  11. How much it costs per year? Can u imagine how bussnises is going there 🙂 I can imagine how much costs only “tv membership” good nice private hotel. Even it this law u can find how ti make some money… Good ad for expensive private prison…

  12. Just as a note this concept is clearly inspired by an episode of the HBO prison drama Oz. Check the series out people, christian morality tales (in a good way, and I’m not a christian, tis a literature history thing) disguised under kick arse drama.

  13. Just as a note this concept is clearly inspired by an episode of the HBO prison drama Oz. Check the series out people, christian morality tales (in a good way, and I’m not a christian, tis a literature history thing) disguised under kick arse drama.

  14. Dare we imagine, how we could and would be, all and one (except psychopaths) if relieved from the system’s grips? We have 1,000 options on how life could be; we are dumbed down and beaten into accepting this one as the only reality available. This is why it is true, that the world is an illusion.

  15. Prior to CIA/M15 et al releasing huge quantities of lab-created drug pandemics into black youth cull-ture, the Dread-locked employee of the system cites the lab rats who died in the act of getting just one more fix above all essential physical concerns. Then they bang the youth up, fuelling their abusive legal system as a perk or side effect of their drugs. Legalise it. Drop the black market taxes and the problem evaporates; crime drops and youth get wise in turning on to other pursuits. Let’s be real, ‘other pursuits’ might just be helping to expose and dismantle the death creating system. Other pursuits might just be participating in creating alternatives to this open prison system of which these youth are occupying cupboard space. The rest of us are in the mainframe of invisible bars. Few of us have the ability to produce ANYTHING worthwhile or useful to life anymore.

  16. Prior to CIA/M15 et al releasing huge quantities of lab-created drug pandemics into black youth cull-ture, the Dread-locked employee of the system cites the lab rats who died in the act of getting just one more fix above all essential physical concerns. Then they bang the youth up, fuelling their abusive legal system as a perk or side effect of their drugs. Legalise it. Drop the black market taxes and the problem evaporates; crime drops and youth get wise in turning on to other pursuits. Let’s be real, ‘other pursuits’ might just be helping to expose and dismantle the death creating system. Other pursuits might just be participating in creating alternatives to this open prison system of which these youth are occupying cupboard space. The rest of us are in the mainframe of invisible bars. Few of us have the ability to produce ANYTHING worthwhile or useful to life anymore.

  17. WOW! That is the most spoiled jail ive ever seen. Room service??? Dirty Magazines?? Animals??, the list goes on. When i was in jail we could’nt even use regular shampoo! Spoiled fuckin UK kids. I know they are not in there for murder or anything, but they shouldnt be allowed to have all those thongs while they are in there.

    • You obviously didn’t watch the rest before posting. But then, USA Corp uses a more overt display of Fascism in ‘correction’ privately owned mercenaries and facilities for profit. But it’s always been the same in UK, just more covert. That’s changing fast.

  18. America wins again! U.K. doesn’t have anything on the military industrial complex we’ve formed in the US. 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prisoners. USA #1, lol 🙂

  19. America wins again! U.K. doesn’t have anything on the military industrial complex we’ve formed in the US. 5% of the worlds population and 25% of the worlds prisoners. USA #1, lol 🙂

    • wtf are you talking about. america doesnt “win” shit.
      and before you go on an “im american so i kick ass bullshit”, Im also american, so STFU.
      usa#1 my ass. Pull your head out of your rectum and take this american pride shit back to your cave. Fn imbecile.

    • wtf are you talking about. america doesnt “win” shit.
      and before you go on an “im american so i kick ass bullshit”, Im also american, so STFU.
      usa#1 my ass. Pull your head out of your rectum and take this american pride shit back to your cave. Fn imbecile.

  20. Jailhouse Glee?

    I wouldn’t call it innovative, shows like MSNBC’s Lockup has shown inmates singing, rapping and playing instruments for a while now, even had an episode dedicated to that. And to be honest, seeing a serial killer play the guitar and sing is more interesting a young punk smuggler’s simple rap.

    That being said, is that prison supposed to teach the kids a lesson? Good job…

  21. Maybe innovative, certainly not engrossing.

  22. that’s a nice ass jail… pussy UK posers

    • you are proving the sad truth, that Americans are the dumbest organic lifeforms on this planet.

      • Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

      • Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

      • Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

      • Ah…and again the irony of someone generalizing about an entire nation of billions of people calling someone else dumb. Never ceases to make me chuckle.

    • you are proving the sad truth, that Americans are the dumbest organic lifeforms on this planet.

    • You are on a documentary website revelling the assumption that prisons in the US are “harder” than prisons in the UK … Sort it out!

    • You are on a documentary website revelling the assumption that prisons in the US are “harder” than prisons in the UK … Sort it out!

    • its young offenders. strictly underage. not regular adult jail. they aint serving life for murder or nothing.