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 Charlotte County, FL, a teen changes his ways in Charlotte County, Florida.
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, Inmates in the Alternative Lifestyle Unit of the Fulton County, GA Prison talk to teens about prison life.
Teens visiting the Chester County Detention Center in South Carolina don't get to leave until they've composed and read a letter to the Sheriff detailing how the tour has impacted their lives.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL: Bunk and Junk, a teen's refusal to eat her food means her sister has to stay overnight at the jail.
In this scene from the episode San Bernardino, CA: Hold On, Turbo, an inmate singles out a teen who assaulted his mother and embarrasses him in front of the group.
In this scene from the episode Richland County, SC: Truth or Consequences, prison guards make troubled teens do boot camp exercises.
At-risk teens learn how cramped and dangerous a jail cell can be, especially when they make a call for help.
A troubled teen gets to experience what it's like to have a prison visit and talk to her mother from behind glass.
In this scene from the episode Chester County, SC: Roundtree Circle, Josh reads his letter aloud to his mother, but it seems like the entire experience didn't have much of an impact on him.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL: Bunk and Junk, a female teen is confronted by a male inmate who was a former pimp.
In this scene from the episode Hampton Roads, VA: Jail House Rap, an inmate who went through the Scared Straight program 10 years ago raps a cautionary tale for the teen group.
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