BBC2 aired Stacey Dooley Investigates on Sunday evening, while Stacey visited a women’s prison and got to know the inmates and their lives for Locked Up With Lifers.
While discussing sex in the prison, Stacey asked an inmate called Leah what they were doing for fun and were there any sex toys.
“Women have needs,” said Stacey.
“Are there any dildos here, or is it just oral?” ” she asked.
“No, they do everything,” said Leah.
“You would be surprised, they make dildos. They used oatmeal, they bake it or something.
One lady said that she uses hot dogs, so be careful to bring hot dogs. ”
Stacey commented, “Oatmeal … I’ve never heard of it before … hot dogs, Leah! “
The show was moving as Stacey loved some of the inmates, but struggled with the conflict she felt knowing that they had committed murders.
The detainees shared their horrific stories of the crimes they had committed and spoke frankly about the harshness of life in prison.
The final scene showed all the lifers together in a room, hugging and laughing.
“This is an incredibly unusual situation, a room full of lifers, many of whom are murderers.
“Heinous crimes, but there is so much love in the room, it is the fellowship and friendships that exist here that have meant they have gotten this far,” said Stacey.
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The show was a hit with viewers, with a tweet: an incredible documentary on #lockedupwithlifers by #staceydooley The governor of this prison is absolutely right. Dooley found the balance between empathy and honesty about his feelings about their crimes on … hen well done.
“I know this is not news to anyone, but can we just appreciate the incredible @StaceyDooley is to interview people ?! So much empathy, respect and resilience, “added another.
“Stacey Dooley is amazing, she is not afraid to ask people questions about their most terrible acts in a non-aggressive, non-threatening but completely direct manner. #LockedUpWithTheLifers “Springs a third.