HMP ISLE of Wight will feature in an ITV documentary this week.

The prison is one of several featured in the series Inside Prison: Britain Behind Bars.

The documentary crew has been filming in prisons across the UK, detailing the lives of prisoners and staff.

There are more than 1,000 prisoners at HMP Isle of Wight — 98 per cent of whom are sex offenders.

Its annual report, published in August, showed an increase in violence and self-harm, with concerns raised about elderly and disabled prisoners.

There were 65 assaults on staff in 2018, a rise of 13.5 per cent on the previous year, and 656 incidences of self harm, an increase of 26 per cent.

Nine deaths occurred at the prison in 2018 and two were suspected self-inflicted.

Other prisons featured in the ITV series include the women’s prison HMP Downview young offender institutions HMP Deerbolt and HMP Portland, and an officer training facility at Newbold Revel.

According to the synopsis: "Through the experiences of both trainee and veteran prison officers, support staff and the prisoners themselves, the series provides an all-access exploration of what life on the inside is like for everyone in jail."

The HMP Isle of Wight episode will be screened on Thursday, at 9pm.