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Aired on Aug 18, 2011
In Charlotte, NC, a group of at-risk teens, including a wannabe gangster and a drug dealer, is taken to Mecklenburg County Jail. Jose, the most defiant teen, goes head-to-head with terrifying inmates and one of the toughest female jail deputies Beyond Scared Straight has come across, Sgt.Garrett. When Jose finally refuses to follow an order, Sgt. Garrett makes it her mission to break Jose down.
Aired on Aug 25, 2011
Aired on Sep 01, 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. Angela gets into a screaming match with one verbally abusive inmate while Brian, who answers teasing with violence, insults another inmate and is pulled screaming into his cell. For one teen, a day is not enough and he is shocked when deputies show up at his home and return him to the jail for a day of hard labor.
Aired on Sep 08, 2011
Where once it stood for cowboys and cattle, Oklahoma County is now 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 who enter the Oklahoma County Jail intervention program, 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 means to be arrested.
Aired on Sep 15, 2011
The mean streets of Los Angeles reach deep into San Bernardino County, where teens look to join gangs at an early age. For four teens that begin an intervention program at the San Bernardino County Jail, neither the deputies nor inmates seem to make an impact. Jerry, who uses drugs, threatens a deputy and Cesar, a thief, spits on an inmate. The group finally discovers the deadly consequences of violent gang life with a harrowing, up-close encounter with corpses at the county morgue.
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