Beyond Scared Straight

Observing programs for troubled teens in which inmates reveal the realities of prison life in the hope of deterring them from a life of crime.

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VIDEO: Teen Threatened With Rape Laughs on Beyond Scared Straight Premiere

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 Co… Read more

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Series Finale- "Lights Out!" Season 9, Episode 11 Sep 3, 2015 $2.99

In the epic finale of Beyond Scared Straight, the life-changing series looks back on nine seasons of the explosive encounters, hilarious one-liners, and emotional breakthroughs that reached more than 550 troubled teens.

Douglas County, GA: Buttoning Buttons Season 9, Episode 10 Aug 27, 2015 $2.99

Tori, an angry 14-year-old bully and thief, meets a devoted deputy in Douglas County, GA, who tries to help open her mind to letting go of her tragic past.

Oklahoma City, OK: Uncle Inmate Season 9, Episode 8 Aug 13, 2015 $2.99

Angry sisters Precious, 14, and Keyiona, 17, think they're tough enough for jail

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Special: Behind the Scenes - Sneak Peek
04:58 — Scared Straight!, the Academy and multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary about the radical and effective juvenile intervention program that took plac (more…)
Eat You Up
01:13 — In this Scene, A teen who is big for his age encounters an inmate bigger than him who could eat him up.
Oklahoma County Gangs
02:04 — Though it is the land of cowboys and cattle, Oklahoma County has an epidemic of gang activity.
This Is Jail
01:06 — In this scene from the episode, Hampton Roads, VA, Teen is exposed to the realities of jail and she breaks down.

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Chester, SC: The Harder They Fall(Season 8, Episode 5) SPK

An abusive 16-year-old rapper visits a South Carolina prison in the Season 8 finale.

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Jessup(Season 1, Episode 2) SPK

Five teens visit the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup.

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Fulton County, GA: Wasted Time(Season 9, Episode 1) SPK

In the Season 9 premiere, a mother sends her extremely aggressive 15-year-old son on a tour of the Fulton County Jail in Georgia following an incident in which she had to use a Taser and pepper spray in order to defend herself from his attacks.

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