Preview – The Work: Four Days of Redemption

The Work
Picture Shows: Men entering Folsom State Prison to partake in four-day group therapy. Image Credit: BBC/Blanketfort Media/Joe Wigdahl.

Part of Storyville, this documentary follows a three men undertaking group therapy… alongside some of the most violent prisoners in California.

The men in question – a teaching assistant, a museum worker and a bartender – have all entered Folsom Prison (keep the Johnny Cash references to yourself) voluntarily. Unaccompanied by the guards, they interact with 50 prisoners who help them explore their pasts.

Can you really improve your life by talking to people involved with violent crimes?

The Work: Four Days to Redemption is on BBC Four at 23.00.