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?
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 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.
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.
In this scene from the episode Hampton Roads, VA - Girls Fight Back, 12-year-old Trinity tears up when talking to inmates.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL: Bunk and Junk, a teen's refusal to eat her food means her sister has to stay overnight at the jail.
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.
At-risk teens learn how cramped and dangerous a jail cell can be, especially when they make a call for help.
Scene lift: Prison guards persuade a teen to be a better role model for his younger brother
A corrections officer details the high value placed on contraband inside the prison, and the lengths inmates will go to conceal it.
A troubled teen gets to experience what it's like to have a prison visit and talk to her mother from behind glass.
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.
Check out what happens on this season of Beyond Scared Straight.
In this scene from the episode Lake County, FL, a brother and sister break down in tears when confronted by prisoners.
In this scene from the episode Chester County, SC (Girls), a teen is surprised to learn of an officer's involvement in the aftermath of a shooting that left one of her friends dead.
In this sneak peek from the episode, 'Hudson County, NJ', One of the at-risk teens gets to talk to his father, who is a inmate at the jail.
The Officers at Western Tidewater Regional Jail are showing the kids how they distinguish the difference between prisoners, by giving the prisoners different color shirts
In this sneak peek from the episode, 'St. Clair, IL', a female convict gives a life lesson in hanging out and partying with strangers to a promiscuous teen.
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