Another chance to see the BAFTA winning presenter travels to northern California to visit the United States known the prison of San Quentin.
Built in 1852, San Quentin is one of the oldest U.S. prisons and suffers from chronic overcrowding. Although famous for his death row prison’s main task is to house a transient population of 3,000 murderers, sexual predators and petty criminals.
Louis spends two weeks with these inmates and quickly discovers that they inhabit a strange world in a world with its own rules and its own brutal code of conduct.
It is, among others, David Silva, who is serving 521 years and 11 life sentences and blocked for 23 hours a day. Silva’s crimes, as he describes “never be forgotten” and talks about how he faces the prospect of never leaving prison.
Louis meets Deborah and Rob a transgender couple who live as husband and wife and how Deborah believes that after 20 years of continuous offensive, San Quentin now feels like home.