Male teens are antagonized by guards and inmates to make them understand what prison is really like.
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.
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.
Inmates and deputies prove that today's bullies are tomorrow's inmates.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL, teens react to the jail tour and talk about what they learned from the experience.
At-risk teens learn how cramped and dangerous a jail cell can be, especially when they make a call for help.
A corrections officer details the high value placed on contraband inside the prison, and the lengths inmates will go to conceal it.
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 Queen Anne's County, MD: Outside and Inside, teens in Queen Anne's County, Maryland visit the hospital morgue.
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.
In this scene from the episode Douglas County, GA, a mother breaks down when she sees her daughter in a prison uniform. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
Hiding his identity, an undercover correctional officer at Queen Anne's County Detention Center in Maryland shows how everyday clothing can identify gang affiliation.
Beyond Scared Straight profiles the new approach to keeping today's teens from becoming tomorrow's prisoners. The power of the original Scared Straight! program has inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men's and women's prisons across the country. In many dramatic ways, these 21st Century programs are very different, because today's youth need a different approach a combination of confrontation, information and communication to try to reach these at-risk kids. These youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities and backgrounds, ranging in age from 11-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars.
In the special 90-minute premiere episode, five at-risk teenaged girls get a close-up look at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, CA. In addition to the grueling day that's planned, the prison has arranged for an extended stay - a total of 72-hours in prison - for the teens if they can't convince the inmates they're going to make positive changes in their lives.
Each 60-minute episode of Beyond Scared Straight will focus on a different prison program in the U.S., following 4 -5 at-risk teens. Viewers will follow them as they attend the program, experience their intensive one-day in-prison session and then follow up with them one-month later to see the lasting impressions the program has left on them.
In this scene from the episode St. Clair County, IL: Bunk and Junk, a teen learns his lesson after taking the jail tour and begins to think beyond himself.
Deputies reveal the purpose and power of the military ""boot camp"" style tactics of the Richland County Sheriff's Office's RESET program. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
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