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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St. Clair, IL: Lexi's Lockup Lash-Out Season 9, Episode 82 Free

Lexi, 15, is a spoiled, fighting gang member who steals from the poor to give to herself. When she is confronted by a swarm of angry inmates in jail, she physically fights back, launching the entire cellblock into chaos and lockdown.

Douglas, GA: Concrete and Steel Season 9, Episode 81 Free

A four-time runaway, sixteen-year old Brittany refuses to back down to inmates or deputies of the Douglas County jail in Georgia, but finds an unlikely ally behind bars.

Oklahoma City, OK: Uncle Inmate Season 9, Episode 80 Free

Angry sisters Precious, 14, and Keyiona, 17, think they're tough enough for jail, until they are startled to discover a family member serving time at the Oklahoma County jail.

Fulton County, GA: Wasted Time Season 9, Episode 79 Free

James is a very aggressive 15-year-old whose attacks on his mother forced her to Taser and pepper-spray him in self-defense, and to send James on a tour of the Fulton County jail in Georgia.

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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…)
Season 1: Beyond Scared Straight Trailer
02:01 — Beyond Scared Straight profiles the new approach to keeping today's teens from becoming tomorrow's prisoners. The power of the original Scared Straigh (more…)
Season 9's Weakest Teens
Some teens find out very quickly that they can't cut it behind bars. See some of Season's 9 biggest freak-outs and saddest tears in this web exclusive (more…)
Most Memorable Quotes of Season 9
When you go on a prison tour, you get the talking-to of your life. Check out Season 9's most memorable sound bites in this web exclusive.

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Beyond Scared Straight Sets Ratings Record For A&E

The debut of A&E's new unscripted show, Beyond Scared Straight, attracted 3.7 million viewers, makin…

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  • Premiered: January 13, 2011
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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. (more)

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