At the St. Clair County Jail, IL, the loyalty of two inseparable sisters is tested when one must make the tough choice of either betraying her sister or staying in jail overnight.
Arrested for stealing, eighteen-year-old La Shavia is already behind bars when the tour of Chester County Jail, SC, begins but her criminal behavior is far worse than her crime.
A defiant 15-year-old fighter thrives on violence, but an unexpected meeting with a close relative in jail, and another inmate's inspiring freestyle rap, leads to a one-two punch of reality.
In San Bernardino, CA, Angel, 14, runs with gang-members on the streets, but it's at home where he wields knives and becomes the most dangerous. Will a day behind bars cut him down to size?
A 17-year-old thief named Corey steals multiple cars and has no remorse about being "gone in 60 seconds". When he discovers his stepdad imprisoned inside Fulton County Jail, GA his world comes crashing down.
A twelve-year-old boy genius, who is convinced he can outsmart anyone, is tested in the fundamentals of jailhouse survival at Georgia's Dougherty County Jail.
Two brothers and their sister are on a rampage of violence and crime until they are split apart in Oklahoma County Jail, OK.
Akira, a 14-year-old fighter whose father recently died, erupts in rage until the inmates and deputies of Virginia's Portsmouth County Regional Jail make her realize the source of her anger.
Nineteen-year-old Anthony is a self-described hustler, but when he angers the wrong inmate during the St. Clair County Jail, IL, "Beyond Scared Straight" program, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a screaming mob.
In an emotionally devastating encounter, a teen gang-banger has a heart-wrenching talk with his desperate and remorseful brother, who is incarcerated at the Chester County Jail, SC.
On a heartbreaking episode, following the jail tour, the streets sadly take the life of a teen trying to head down a better path, inspiring those who remain to live better lives.
In Virginia, chaos takes over and officers spring into action when aggressive sisters Quaja and Quona and their cousin Tay-Tay are told they will be staying in jail overnight.
At all Beyond Scared Straight jails, like this one in Hampton Roads County, VA, inmates receive no special treatment for trying to set teens on the right path. What drives them to change lives for the better?
Inmates share the hard-life stories of what led them to prison, with insights about life behind bars.
In this scene from the episode Hampton Roads, VA - Girls Fight Back, 12-year-old Trinity tears up when talking to inmates.
Teens visiting the Chester County Detention Center in South Carolina don't get to leave until they've composed and read a letter to the Sheriff detailing how the tour has impacted their lives.
In this scene from the episode Richland County, SC: Truth or Consequences, prison guards make troubled teens do boot camp exercises.
At-risk teens learn how cramped and dangerous a jail cell can be, especially when they make a call for help.
"In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA, a prison guard urges troubled teens to pursue their dreams. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
In Jacksonville, FL, the tragic aftermath of a teen murder leads to anguish, guilt and, ultimately, reconciliation for an ex-con and the victim's family.
In this scene from the episode Floyd County, GA: Snitches Get Stitches, Toby, a teen previously on Beyond Scared Straight, is now in prison. Toby talks about his first night in jail and urges teens to take the guards seriously.
In this scene from the episode Queen Anne's County, MD: Outside and Inside, teens in Queen Anne's County, Maryland visit the hospital morgue.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL - Precious Time, the inmates in the youth block gang up and confront a teen.
In this scene from the episode Oklahoma County, OK: Teen Father?, an officer helps a teen see his potential future if he decides to embrace the gang life.
In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA, a mother breaks down when she sees her daughter in a prison uniform. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
An intimidating inmate antagonizes a child trying to make him cry and realize that prison is a dangerous place.
Hiding his identity, an undercover correctional officer at Queen Anne's County Detention Center in Maryland shows how everyday clothing can identify gang affiliation.
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