Beyond Scared Straight, Season 1
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“Scared Straight!,” the Academy and multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary about the radical and effective juvenile intervention program that took place in a New Jersey prison, inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men's and women's prisons across the country. Under the auspices of executive producer Arnold Shapiro, Beyond Scared Straight! profiles several of these programs, and their new – and continually evolving – approach to keeping today's kids from becoming tomorrow's convicts. Much like the original version of “Scared Straight!,” these youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ranging in age from 12-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars. Adapting to the needs of today’s youth, the inmates use a combination of intimidation, information and compassion to achieve equally effective results. A new series, Beyond Scared Straight! documents these sessions then follows up with the at-risk teens and pre-teens two months later to see what impressions the program has left on them.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoChowchilla||Inmates at the Valley State Prison for Women use a combination of confrontation, information, and communication to try to keep five young girls from becoming convicts.||1:05:59||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoJessup||Five teens learn the harsh realities of prison life at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup, where dozens of menacing inmates, including convicted murderers, surround the kids and taunt them. The teens include Steve, 17, who likes the "outlaw" life; Brandon, 17, who's been arrested five times; Dion, who admits to selling drugs; and Sahn, 13, who steals polo shirts because he's got a "passion for fashion.||43:20||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoCorcoran||Hardened criminals at the California prison that is home to Charles Manson give teens a taste of life on the yard, where any prisoner can approach the kids and give them a feel for the dangers of prison life. The teens include Stephen, 16, a violent youth who threatens his teachers; Josh and Armando, 16, twin brothers and gang members; Elijha, 15, a car thief; and Abraham, 16, who thinks that going to jail is no big deal.||43:22||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoLieber||Six at-risk teens experience Lieber Correctional Facility in Ridgeville, SC, to get a first-hand look and feel at life on the inside. The inmate-run "Operation Behind Bars" program locks up the teens in tiny cells, gives them a taste prison food and offers a glimpse into "Lock-Up," a prison within the prison for the worst of the inmate population. Shaming the teens with a stern tone, the program coordinator, civilian Nell Westbury, adds a unique voice to the inmate's onslaught.||42:55||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoSan Quentin||Four at-risk teens are brought to one of the nation's most infamous prisons to participate in the S.Q.U.I.R.E.S. program? the oldest inmate-run youth diversion program in the nation. The program, short for San Quentin's Utilization of Inmate Resources, Experiences & Studies, shows these kids the realities of prison life. They see the state's only male Death Row, are paraded past the heckles of the prisoners in the overcrowded cells and discuss how the constant fear of violence and physical harm is around every corner.||43:17||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoHagerstown||Maryland inmates give a group of five at-risk teens a taste of prison when they are forced to eat "Lock-up Loaf," a brick of baked mush served to unruly prisoners. The teens include, Shane, 17, a redneck who is surprised he hasn't killed anyone, Garrett, 13, who HAS been kicked out of eight schools already, Brandy, 16, who skips school to smoke pot, her brother Shawn, 15, who protects Brandy at any cost and Richard, 18, a towering jock who drinks, blacks out and awakens bloodied from brawling.||43:14||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoJessup Women's Prison||Five at-risk girls are subjected to a terrifying simulation of the degrading process of entering a female prison. Four friends, busted together for shoplifting, have a unique opportunity to jointly discover the horror of prison life. The prison tour reaches its greatest emotional impact when teens open up to the inmates, causing one girl to reveal a tragic secret.||43:12||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|101||VideoSpecial: Behind the Scenes - Sneak Peek||Scared Straight!, the Academy and multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary about the radical and effective juvenile intervention program that took place in a New Jersey prison, inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men's and women's prisons across the country. Under the auspices of executive producer Arnold Shapiro, Beyond Scared Straight! profiles several of these programs, and their new and continually evolving approach to keeping today's kids from becoming tomorrow's convicts. Much like the original version of Scared Straight!, these youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ranging in age from 12-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars. Adapting to the needs of today's youth, the inmates use a combination of intimidation, information and compassion, with equally effective results. A new series, Beyond Scared Straight! premieres January 13 at 10/9C on A&E. But you can catch a special sneak peek now!||4:58||$1.99||View in iTunes|
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Looks like it will be another A&E hit!!!!
This is a great program! Most definitely another hit for A&E!
A must watch! Can't wait for more episodes!
very captivating, showing the actual changes in teens with various problem, anyone under 18 in trouble with the law should be subjected to these programs the world would be a better palce
- SD Version
- Genre: Non-Fiction
- Released: Jan 13, 2011
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- CCin English for some episodes