"Lockdown" goes behind the razor wire for an in-depth look at Cleveland's Cuyahoga County Jail. See the drama unfold as the Special Response Team faces a new gang that preys on other inmates.
Just a few miles south of the U.S. border lies one of Mexico's most notorious penitentiaries. Meet Rogelio, a suspected gang member; Raul and Rosi, who fell in love behind bars; and Vincent, an American in solitary for his own protection.
At St. Louis County Jail tensions could erupt at any moment, but for each unit of 67 inmates, there's just one corrections officer -- armed with nothing but a panic button and pepper spray -- to keep all hell from breaking loose.
The newest and largest prison in Colorado is home to more than 2,000 killers, kidnappers and drug dealers. Here, the warden and his team must control some of the toughest and most aggressive offenders and even work to turn them around.
Child molesters and rapists are the inmates most despised by other prisoners. This episode gives a rare opportunity to hear a firsthand account of their terrible crimes, the impact of treatment and the dangers of life behind bars.
Maryland's only female prison holds women from petty dealers to cold-blooded killers. Each with their own story, a young lifer, a mother-to-be and a recovering crack addict illustrate the challenges of women behind bars.
At Colorado's innovative Youthful Offender System, violent juvenile felons are given a last chance at a crime-free life before going to adult prisons. But if they fail, hard time could mean sexual abuse or risk of suicide.
With the highest homicide rate in the nation, the streets of Detroit are rampant with violent crimes, drug abuse and prostitution. But at the city's Wayne County Jail, female offenders are offered one last chance to clean up their lives.
After 14 years in prison, convicted armed robber Donovon Green is getting released, but his first 90 days of life on the outside could prove even tougher than the dangerous and violent world he is leaving behind.
At Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois, we go inside one of America's oldest and most notorious prisons, where inmates are often locked down 24 hours a day for days at a time and officers and prisoners alike must contend with the frustration and anger that often lead to violence.
Meet an attractive mother with a cocaine habit; a heroin addict jailed 32 time; and a charming, but unpredictable bi-polar inmate. How will they manage the harsh conditions in county jail along with their personal challenges?
In Iowa's Fort Dodge Correctional Facility young offenders are sent straight into the lion's den -- the cellblocks and the yard, where predators and gang members lurk.
Imagine trying to study surrounded by murders and rapists. Prisoners face this challenge daily while participating in a college education program run by inmates.
What's life like in Phoenix's Tent City, where 2,000 inmates are housed in Korean War-era tents? How do officers maintain order with military-like discipline?
Wyoming State Penitentiary is severely understaffed and overcrowded. How will three new recruits face the challenges of officer training, manipulative inmates and working in a dangerous environment where escape and murder are realities?
Step inside the Utah State Prison, where one in four of the state's most dangerous criminals have gang ties. Find out why the imates put their gang first, no matter what -- even if it means losing custody of their children.
Prisoner Mark Booher is digging an escape route under the Indiana State Prison when a routine drill places the facility on lockdown. Inmate Lance Battreal desperately finds a way to cover up his cellmate s absence.
An inmate is stabbed by gang members and doesn’t share the attacker’s identity.
Lockdown movie trailer - starring Bill Nunn, Richard T. Jones, Master P, Gabriel Casseus, Melissa DeSousa, De'Aundre Bonds. Genre: Drama
Plunge head-first into the gritty underworld of America's most fearsome prisons. America's prisons are teeming with dangerous and conniving criminals-who stop at nothing to get their way. In this world of absolutes, predators stalk their next prey, gang commanders order hits from isolation, and inmates are armed with deadly weapons. Here, only the strong and devious survive.