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Extensive grounds, a swimming pool and a full Sky Sports package are facilities usually found at a five-star hotel, not a high-security hospital. While some patients at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire are among the most dangerous criminals in the UK, chief executive Dr Mike Harris says others are their for their own safety.

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The hospital's alumni includes child killer Beverly Allitt and Soham murderer Ian Huntley but staff are passionate about helping patients rebuild their lives. A BBC Inside Out documentary, in which camera crews were allowed into the hospital for the first time in 18 years, gives a glimpse of life at Rampton. That's the standard I set myself and the staff," said Mr Harris.

He is keen to stress Rampton is a hospital, not a prison as often perceived by those on the outside. Many of the patients have committed extremely violent crimes but some have been admitted to prevent them from harming themselves. Bill - not his real name - was a patient at Rampton for many years but with the appropriate treatment, he has been able to put his violent past behind him and is now studying for a fine arts degree.

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When asked by the programme makers if he considered himself to have been a "monster" at the time, he replied: "I was an animal but not a monster. He added: "This place worked for me and there are some bloody good staff there. Dismissing suggestions that Rampton is an "easy option" for violent offenders, Dr Harris said: "It's a philosophical question whether you want to treat people humanely or not.

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The people in the hospital are somebody's children or parents or brother or sister. That's why you don't lock them up and throw away the key.

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The hospital includes The Peaks Unit for men with severe personality disorders. The rooms are sparse and "suicide safe" with mattresses made from tough material which is tear, rip and heat resistant. The bed frames are made from moulded glass fibre and are deed to withstand damage but also provide a good night's sleep. The average stay for a patient at Rampton is now eight years but in a reminder of methods of treatment in eras, people who spent their whole lives under lock and key are buried in the hospital's graveyard.

But for staff at Rampton, a healthy life on the outside is the main goal for their patients. Inside Rampton Hospital. Inside Out East Midlands.

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