A Glasgow rapper and campaigner is to visit Barlinnie as part of a BBC show on social justice.

Darren McGarvey will travel across the UK and beyond to explore topics like the justice system, education and the health service.

Darren McGarvey: The State We’re In will be a three-part series of insight, analysis – along with humour and humanity.

All three episodes will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer from Tuesday, February 27, with the first part, Justice, going out that night on BBC Scotland at 10pm and then on BBC Two on Thursday, February 29 at 9pm.

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To kick things off, the social commentator will spend the day with a rookie police officer on her first day on the job in High Wycombe.

He will also meet the devastated mother of Ava White who was stabbed to death in 2021 in Liverpool, aged 12.

The 40-year-old will then meet an organisation tackling violent crime with boxing, speak to London barrister Joanna Hardy-Susskind and visit Barlinnie.

He will also visit prisons in Norway, where criminals receive shorter sentences and the focus is on rehabilitation.

The second and third episodes will be aired in the upcoming weeks.