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.
An energetic deputy at the Floyd County Sheriff's Office in Georgia employs a chaotic mix of intimidation, ridicule, humor and finally respect to get through to stubborn teens.
In this scene from the episode, Hampton Roads, VA, A troubled teen can't control his anger when inmates antagonize him.
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.
Scene lift: Prison guards persuade a teen to be a better role model for his younger brother
In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater Regional Jail, VA, Female inmates talk to troubled teens about the harsh realities of prison life, sharing their experiences and urging them not to make the same mistake. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
"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 this scene from the follow up special, After a jail visit, a teenage girl falls deeper into gang life
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 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.
At-risk teens visiting Florida's Charlotte County Jail learn about the undignified loss of privacy and personal possessions once they end up in jail.
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 Hampton Roads, VA: Jail House Rap, an inmate who went through the Scared Straight program 10 years ago raps a cautionary tale for the teen group.
In this scene from the episode Suffolk County, MA, A smart alec teenager talks back to prison inmates when they try to intimidate him.
An intimidating inmate antagonizes a child trying to make him cry and realize that prison is a dangerous place.
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