Prisoner Cell Block H:  Episodes 1 & 2
NTV Entertainment
NTV0051 Colour Approx. 80 minutes 15

Enter the intense world of Wentworth Detention Centre, a world populated by women of all ages convicted of all manner of crimes from murder to misdemeanour, where emotions run high and inmates depend on each other to confront the consequences of a system offering only a set of rules to cope with a future without freedom.

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Follow the arrival of two new prisoners Karen Travers (Peta Toppano), convicted of murdering her husband and Lynn Warner (Kerry Armstrong), who claims she is innocent of the charge of child kidnapping. Their introduction into this world of confinement and courage prises open the bars to reveal the tragedy and injustice of life in Wentworth, where only the support and trust of the other women is the key to a life on the inside. Discover as they do that there are rules to be obeyed not only those laid down by the bureaucratic "Department", but also by the infamous Bea Smith (award winning actress, Val Lehman), acknowledged by the inmates as their "Top Dog", making her own codes of conduct and expecting all the women to abide with them or else!

How long can such precarious balance of power exist with so many women denied the basic right of freedom? Enter this unique world of red brick, laundry and denim and find out the answer for yourself, but remember never tell a soul a a "lagger's" life ain't worth living!

John William Anthony Conrad

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