The Emmy Award-nominated Beyond Scared Straight on A&E continues with Season 4. Offering a harsh dose of the reality behind bars, the show follows defiant and at-risk teens as they enter immersive jail programs aimed at deterring them from a life of crime.
An energetic deputy at the Floyd County Sheriff's Office in Georgia employs a chaotic mix of intimidation, ridicule, humor and finally respect to get through to stubborn teens.
Male teens are antagonized by guards and inmates to make them understand what prison is really like.
At all Beyond Scared Straight jails, like this one in Hampton Roads County, VA, inmates receive no special treatment for trying to set teens on the right path. What drives them to change lives for the better?
Officers of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, show the kids the kitchen and food that they will eat when they come to jail.
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 Oklahoma County, OK: Insane and Chaos, Baby Gangster, a female inmate in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma tells her story to juvenile delinquents.
In this scene from the episode Fulton County, GA, Female inmates in Fulton County, Georgia urge troubled teens to change their ways.
In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater, VA / Family Ties, the teen group gets a taste of prison food which they have to eat or starve for the rest of the night.
In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA: A Family's Loss, the female teens meet face-to-face with the female inmates and witness the jail environment firsthand.
Scene lift: Prison guards persuade a teen to be a better role model for his younger brother
In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater Regional Jail, VA, Female inmates talk to troubled teens about the harsh realities of prison life, sharing their experiences and urging them not to make the same mistake. 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 Jacksonville, FL, the tragic aftermath of a teen murder leads to anguish, guilt and, ultimately, reconciliation for an ex-con and the victim's family.
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