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Beyond Scared Straight

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DocumentaryReality18+2011 - Present9 SeasonsReturning: Date TBA

Observing programs for troubled teens in which inmates reveal the realities of prison life in the hope of deterring them from a life of crime.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Chowchilla

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Jan 14, 2011
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Chowchilla Jan 14, 2011 Inmates at the Valley State Prison for Women use a combination of confrontation, information, and communication to try to keep five young girls from becoming convicts.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Jessup

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Jan 21, 2011
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Jessup Jan 21, 2011 Five teens learn the harsh realities of prison life at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup, where dozens of menacing inmates, including convicted murderers, surround the kids and taunt them. The teens include Steve, 17, who likes the "outlaw" life; Brandon, 17, who's been arrested five times; Dion, who admits to selling drugs; and Sahn, 13, who steals polo shirts because he's got a "passion for fashion.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Corcoran

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Jan 28, 2011
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Corcoran Jan 28, 2011 Hardened criminals at the California prison that is home to Charles Manson give teens a taste of life on the yard, where any prisoner can approach the kids and give them a feel for the dangers of prison life. The teens include Stephen, 16, a violent youth who threatens his teachers; Josh and Armando, 16, twin brothers and gang members; Elijha, 15, a car thief; and Abraham, 16, who thinks that going to jail is no big deal.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Lieber

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Feb 4, 2011
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Lieber Feb 4, 2011 Six at-risk teens experience Lieber Correctional Facility in Ridgeville, SC, to get a first-hand look and feel at life on the inside. The inmate-run "Operation Behind Bars" program locks up the teens in tiny cells, gives them a taste prison food and offers a glimpse into "Lock-Up," a prison within the prison for the worst of the inmate population. Shaming the teens with a stern tone, the program coordinator, civilian Nell Westbury, adds a unique voice to the inmate's onslaught.

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Season 01, Episode 05 San Quentin

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Feb 11, 2011
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San Quentin Feb 11, 2011 Four at-risk teens are brought to one of the nation's most infamous prisons to participate in the S.Q.U.I.R.E.S. program? the oldest inmate-run youth diversion program in the nation. The program, short for San Quentin's Utilization of Inmate Resources, Experiences & Studies, shows these kids the realities of prison life. They see the state's only male Death Row, are paraded past the heckles of the prisoners in the overcrowded cells and discuss how the constant fear of violence and physical harm is around every corner.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Hagerstown

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Feb 25, 2011
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Hagerstown Feb 25, 2011 Maryland inmates give a group of five at-risk teens a taste of prison when they are forced to eat "Lock-up Loaf," a brick of baked mush served to unruly prisoners. The teens include, Shane, 17, a redneck who is surprised he hasn't killed anyone, Garrett, 13, who HAS been kicked out of eight schools already, Brandy, 16, who skips school to smoke pot, her brother Shawn, 15, who protects Brandy at any cost and Richard, 18, a towering jock who drinks, blacks out and awakens bloodied from brawling.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Jessup Women's Prison

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Mar 4, 2011
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Jessup Women's Prison Mar 4, 2011 Five at-risk girls are subjected to a terrifying simulation of the degrading process of entering a female prison. Four friends, busted together for shoplifting, have a unique opportunity to jointly discover the horror of prison life. The prison tour reaches its greatest emotional impact when teens open up to the inmates, causing one girl to reveal a tragic secret.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Mecklenburg County, N.C.

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Aug 19, 2011
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Mecklenburg County, N.C. Aug 19, 2011 In Charlotte, NC, teen troublemaker Jose goes head-to-head with terrifying inmates and Sgt. Garrett, one of the toughest female jail deputies Beyond Scared Straight has come across. When Jose refuses to follow an order, Sgt. Garrett makes it her mission to break him down.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Oakland County, MI

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Aug 26, 2011
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Oakland County, MI Aug 26, 2011 Oakland County, Michigan is a stone's throw from Detroit's infamous 8-Mile and the streets here are just as tough - but the deputies and inmates who run Oakland County Jail's "Turn-Around" program are even tougher.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Portsmouth County, VA

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Sep 2, 2011
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Portsmouth County, VA Sep 2, 2011 The at-risk teens of Portsmouth County, Virginia aren't afraid to fight back when confronted with a loud cellblock at Portsmouth County Jail. For one teen, a day is not enough and he is shocked when deputies show up at his home and return him to the

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Season 02, Episode 04 Oklahoma County, OK

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Sep 9, 2011
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Oklahoma County, OK Sep 9, 2011 Oklahoma County is in the midst of an epidemic of gangs and street crime. Angry, impressionable teens are being pulled into the gangster lifestyle. For two pairs of at-risk girls, jail seems to be no scarier than the streets. They defy deputies and threaten inmates. When one girl is finally pushed to the breaking point, she lashes out, physically assaulting a deputy and finding out what it really means to be arrested.

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Season 02, Episode 05 San Bernadino County, CA

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Sep 16, 2011
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San Bernadino County, CA Sep 16, 2011 In the second-season finale, San Bernardino County Jail in California is visited by four teens who are also taken to the morgue to witness the consequences of gang violence.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Richland County, SC

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Dec 9, 2011
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Richland County, SC Dec 9, 2011 At the Richland County Jail in South Carolina, troubled teens learn firsthand what jail is like when they are locked in cells for a terrifying all-night stay. Sleep is the last thing they will find though, as deputies and inmates rouse them repeatedly from their bunks during the physically grueling sleepover.

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Season 02, Episode 07 St. Clair County, IL

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Dec 16, 2011
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St. Clair County, IL Dec 16, 2011 A prison in St. Clair, Ill., is visited by teens who are threatened by screaming inmates

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