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.
At Fulton County Jail, GA, Andarius, 13, claims gangs and lights fires. His plans to assault rival gang members are derailed when he gets caught ratting out a thieving convict.
Sixteen-year-old fighter Timothy lies to a judge, and the consequences may keep him locked up in Georgia's Douglas County Jail.
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.
Male teens are antagonized by guards and inmates to make them understand what prison is really like.
In this scene from the episode Oklahoma County, OK: Insane and Chaos, Baby Gangster, a female inmate in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma tells her story to juvenile delinquents.
In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: A Family's Loss, the female teens meet face-to-face with the female inmates and witness the jail environment firsthand.
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 Fulton County, GA "My Father The Inmate, a female teen is overwhelmed by the jail environment and the female inmates ganging up on her.
In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: Judgement Day, a teen thinks he's better than everybody else and argues with the judge.
A correctional officer describes to at-risk teens the constant danger of inmates making and hiding their own weapons behind bars.
For the first time in Beyond Scared Straight history, a violent teen from a past episode returns to the series this time as an inmate.
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 St. Clair County, IL - Precious Time, the inmates in the youth block gang up and confront a teen.
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/
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An intimidating inmate antagonizes a child trying to make him cry and realize that prison is a dangerous place.
In this scene from the episode Dougherty County, GA: Song For Sandals, the teens are forced to meet the inmates face-to-face in their cells.
In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater, VA, Teenage girls are shown the womens' cells in a Virginia prison.
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