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.
Inmates and deputies prove that today's bullies are tomorrow's inmates.
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.
A teen looses his composure when the guards threaten to put him in the pen with the inmates
In this scene from the episode Oklahoma County, OK: Teen Father?, an officer helps a teen see his potential future if he decides to embrace the gang life.
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.
As troubled teens learn about family visitation in jail, inmates discuss the loneliness one feels when your family no longer comes to call.
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.
Inmates and correctional officers make the teens do push-ups outside in the cold.
In this scene from the episode Western Tidewater Regional Jail, VA, Teenagers see real inmates for the first time and get of a taste of what jail is really like. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/beyond-scared-straight/
A mother comes in and talks to kids about her son who has been incarcerated for the past 16 months.
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