Beyond Scared Straight

On the Season 2 premiere of Beyond Scared Straight, at-risk youths once again are thrown in a prison where people scream in their faces and otherwise attempt to show them that jail is no place to end up. This episode takes place at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, N.C., where one of the teens laughs when an inmate basically says he's going to rape him. Inmate Catoe, who's awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon, refers to the kid Alex as "Alexis," says they're "fittin' to be married" and tells him that he's going to put him in a dress. Hilarious, right? WRONG! (Also, isn't insane that a 15-year-old, regardless of his past, is being threatened with sexual assault?)

Beyond Scared Straight sets ratings record for A&E

We'll see if Alex gets straightened out on the Beyond Scared Straight season premiere, airing Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10/9c on A&E.

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