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.
Inmates share the hard-life stories of what led them to prison, with insights about life behind bars.
A prison guard promises to help a troubled teen find his biological father if he agrees to change his behavior.
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 Fulton County, GA, Inmates in the Alternative Lifestyle Unit of the Fulton County, GA Prison talk to teens about prison life.
Inmates and deputies prove that today's bullies are tomorrow's inmates.
In this scene from the episode Dougherty County, GA: Song For Sandals, the sheriff orders a teen to get his flip flops back from the inmates, but the inmates demand the teen sings a song first.
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 San Bernardino, CA: Hold On, Turbo, an inmate singles out a teen who assaulted his mother and embarrasses him in front of the group.
"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/
A corrections officer details the high value placed on contraband inside the prison, and the lengths inmates will go to conceal it.
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 Chester County, SC: Roundtree Circle, Josh reads his letter aloud to his mother, but it seems like the entire experience didn't have much of an impact on him.
In this scene from the episode, Jacksonville, FL, A troubled teen visits the morgue and is put in a body bag to make him realize how his actions effect his mother.
A teen looses his composure when the guards threaten to put him in the pen with the inmates
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.
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