Bringing The Outside In

An innovative way of tackling stigma and ignorance about the issues of mental health and race discrimination in prisons, this documentary follows comedian John Ryan on a journey of discovery as he prepares for a prison performance on these subjects.

Southside Partnership conceived the idea for the film as part of their Beyond Prison project, which provides a range of through-the-gate support for ex-prisoners which includes; intensive resettlement, community outreach, peer mentoring, volunteering, Capoeira in prison workshops/intervention, in-prison mental health education and support, BAME work and work with women.

Beyond Prison work with several prisons and the Link projects operate in all 32 London boroughs in order to ensure the best possible mental health and well-being for people in prisons.