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Behind Bars: Rookie Year

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Reality Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2015 - Present2 SeasonsReturning: Date TBAOn: Free Services Hulu A&E Tags: Prison Country: America

An original docuseries following novice correctional officers as they begin their careers inside the walks of one of the most perilous prisons in America, the Penitentiary of New Mexico.Behind Bars: Rookie Year has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with A&E (Via Cable/Satellite Provider), free on A&E, and 7 others. It's a reality show with 20 episodes over 2 seasons. Behind Bars: Rookie Year is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (165 votes).

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6 episodes (30%) are available to watch free online (A&E & YouTube).

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20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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#3,292 Ranked TV Show

#17 Ranked in TV on A&E

#26 Ranked in Prison TV

#246 Ranked in Reality TV

Behind Bars: Rookie Year has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (165 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Is It Worth It?

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Aug 7, 2015
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Is It Worth It? Aug 7, 2015 Even the best training can't prepare a rookie Corrections Officer for the physical demands and emotional rollercoaster of their first year on the job. At the Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM) a group of rookie COs embark on their new career. Zach experiences his first use of force, 19-year-old Tyler makes a frightening discovery, an unruly inmate tests Carlos and Ariel is out to prove everyone wrong.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Respect

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Aug 14, 2015
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Respect Aug 14, 2015 The hardest lesson for a rookie CO to learn is the difference between forcing respect and earning it. New CO Andrew's aggressive approach rubs inmates the wrong way while Keith tries to get ahead of a potentially volatile situation. Francisco confronts a lying inmate and Ariel faces her first day on the line. And for one Rookie, the job proves to be too much.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Gangland

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Aug 21, 2015
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Gangland Aug 21, 2015 Gangs are the number one threat to maintaining order at PNM. Members are organized, loyal and often violent. Francisco responds to a fight while Tyler crosses the line with a gang leader. Keith assists PNM's elite gang unit and new CO Cohen Mangin aims to prove he has what it takes to follow in his family's footsteps.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Con Game

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Aug 28, 2015
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The Con Game Aug 28, 2015 Inmates are called convicts for good reason. Once inside, they have nothing but time to conjure up ingenious ways to hide contraband and manipulate COs. Mangin gets conned by a career criminal and Andrew helps STIU bust a drug dealing gang member. Ariel deals with the challenges of being a female CO.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Riot

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Sep 4, 2015
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The Riot Sep 4, 2015 Violence is a way of life in prison and the threat of it keeps both COs and inmates on constant alert. Zach investigates a fight while Keith deals with unstable and violent inmates. Ariel is a "rover" wrestling with the uncertainty that comes with the job. And PNM's tragic past, which includes the bloodiest prison riot in American history, acts as both a haunting reminder and a catalyst for change.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Drug Trade

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Sep 11, 2015
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The Drug Trade Sep 11, 2015 Most of PNM's inmates are serving long-term sentences for violent crimes, and for many it's drugs that help them get through the time. Despite efforts to keep the prison clean, narcotics always find their way into this otherwise closed world. Francisco suspects an inmate is high while Andrew takes inmates on a high-risk work detail outside of the prison. And new CO Bruce struggles under the weight of high expectations.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Sink or Swim

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Sep 18, 2015
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Sink or Swim Sep 18, 2015 With a few months on the line under their belts, the rookies are beginning to understand the harsh realities of their new careers. Keith is at a crossroads while Andrew tries to find the balance needed to be an effective officer. The training wheels come off as Ariel is tested during an emergency.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 A New Threat

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Aug 26, 2016
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A New Threat Aug 26, 2016 New rookie COs hit the line in New Mexico's prison system, where violence is at an all time high as the notorious SNM gang has declared war against all COs. Petite Lilly is desperate to prove herself, but is stuck doing traffic duty on here first day. D'Angelo goes head to head with a troublesome inmate. Seasoned rookies Mangin and Cordova face a new challenge when a dangerous ex gang member leaves his cell unrestrained and Christian must take action to prevent a fight between inmates from turning deadly.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Fear

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Sep 2, 2016
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Fear Sep 2, 2016 The rookies must face their fear while working with violent convicts and gang members. In Israel's first week, a combative inmate pushes him to his limits. Lilly is intimidated and disrespected when she works directly with inmates for the first time. Cordova gets knocked down a peg when he misses drugs in a gang member's cell during a search. New recruit Andrew struggles to graduate from the intense training academy.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Predator vs. Prey

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Sep 9, 2016
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Predator vs. Prey Sep 9, 2016 The rookies must find ways to assert their authority or risk being preyed upon by predatory inmates. Ariel is nervous about supervising a death row inmate on tier time. Meanwhile, Lilly struggles to assert herself in a pod full of unruly gang members. Purto returns to work for the first time after a brutal assault by an inmate only to be confronted by another inmate. CO rookie Fabian is overwhelmed on his first day on the job.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Survival of the Fittest

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Sep 16, 2016
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Survival of the Fittest Sep 16, 2016 Only the strong will survive in prison, for both inmates and officers alike. Purto and D'Angelo clash with antagonistic inmates. Lilly oversees a prison work program just a few steps away where SNM gang members recently murdered on of their own. Andrew hits the line and questions whether he is cut out for this job or not.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Boiling Point

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Sep 23, 2016
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Boiling Point Sep 23, 2016 Working in corrections tests patience and courage each day and is beginning to take a toll on the rookies. Mangin and Cordova must subdue a gang member after he threatens them. Israel refuses to follow prison protocol when a former SNM gang member intimidates him. Lilly gets a confidence boost when she discovers drugs in an inmate's mail. Purto is called to a special assignment discharging a high risk inmate.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Mind Games

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Sep 30, 2016
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Mind Games Sep 30, 2016 For the rookies, the mental game in prison can be even more challenging than the physical one. D'Angelo is frustrated when he has trouble catching inmates in his unit with contraband. Lilly learns a hard lesson about trusting inmates when a phone goes missing in the pod. Purto joins the elite STIU team interview a gang member. A new rookie, Chaz, hits the line and hopes to live up to his father's legacy.

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Season 02, Episode 07 No Room for Error

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Oct 7, 2016
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No Room for Error Oct 7, 2016 Violence against New Mexico law enforcement is on the rise and even the smallest mistake can be devastating. Mangin joins the extraction to which must forcible remove an unwilling inmate from his cell. Israel makes an error while performing a drug test and Fabian loses track of inmates in his unit. Ariel starts a new post and goes too far to establish her authority and sets up a serious conflict.

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