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.
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?
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 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 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.
A correctional officer describes to at-risk teens the constant danger of inmates making and hiding their own weapons behind bars.
Scene lift: Prison guards persuade a teen to be a better role model for his younger brother
"In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA, a prison guard urges troubled teens to pursue their dreams. 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.
At the Floyd County jail in Rome, GA, it is not uncommon for an at-risk teen to tour the jail and run into incarcerated family members.
At-risk teens visiting Florida's Charlotte County Jail learn about the undignified loss of privacy and personal possessions once they end up in jail.
In this scene from the episode, Jacksonville, FL, A troubled teen visits the morgue and is put in a body bag to make him realize how his actions effect his mother.
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