Question Time, the BBC's premier political debate programme will be broadcast from London's Wormwood Scrubs prison on Thursday 19 May.
David Dimbleby will be joined by the Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke, and former Labour home secretary Jack Straw.
The panel will also include the Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips and the director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti.
It is the first time Question Time has been broadcast from a prison in its 32 year history.
Ten Wormwood Scrubs inmates and 10 staff will join 100 members of the public in the audience.
Question Time will be on BBC One at 2235 BST on Thursday 19 May and available on