Special: Behind the Scenes - Sneak Peek
04:58 — Scared Straight!, the Academy and multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary about the radical and effective juvenile intervention program that took plac (more…)
Season 1: Beyond Scared Straight Trailer
02:01 — Beyond Scared Straight profiles the new approach to keeping today's teens from becoming tomorrow's prisoners. The power of the original Scared Straigh (more…)
Season 9's Weakest Teens
Some teens find out very quickly that they can't cut it behind bars. See some of Season's 9 biggest freak-outs and saddest tears in this web exclusive (more…)
Most Memorable Quotes of Season 9
When you go on a prison tour, you get the talking-to of your life. Check out Season 9's most memorable sound bites in this web exclusive.
Eat You Up
01:13 — In this Scene, A teen who is big for his age encounters an inmate bigger than him who could eat him up.
Oklahoma County Gangs
02:04 — Though it is the land of cowboys and cattle, Oklahoma County has an epidemic of gang activity.
This Is Jail
01:06 — In this scene from the episode, Hampton Roads, VA, Teen is exposed to the realities of jail and she breaks down.
Close Circuit Visitation
01:56 — Teens experience a jail visitation with their parents through closed-circuit television.
Why Inmates Do What They Do
02:03 — 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 ri (more…)
Inmate Extraction
01:52 — When a violent inmate loses control, a tactical response team uses a Taser to subdue him
A Friend Behind Bars
02:02 — An inmate paints a vivid portrait of a child who eventually became a lifer.
Truth and Consequences
02:06 — In St. Clair, IL, at-risk teens quickly learn that honesty is the only policy when they are subjected to a grueling lie detector examination.
Life and Death of Jeff Mitchell
02:44 — 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 fami (more…)
Role Play
02:06 — Inmates confess regret, anger and sorrow to teens who play the role of an inmates family member or friend.
Trash Talking
02:00 — Forced by deputies into a roadside trash detail, troubled teen Akia litters the deputies with defiant words, at the Western Tidewater Jail in Virginia (more…)
It's Not My Bag
02:09 — In a Boston female jail, the contents of an inmate property bag cause one troubled teen to lash out against deputies and prisoners.
Isolation
02:14 — Correctional officers give an in-depth look at the Security Housing United the prison within the prison for the most unmanageable inmates.
Inmate Food
01:37 — Teens are forced to eat an unappetizing inmate lunch, with inmates as dining partners.
Understanding
00:59 — Male teens are antagonized by guards and inmates to make them understand what prison is really like.
Getting Out, Moving up
01:46 — Three sisters in an overnight jail intervention program in Richland County, South Carolina, hear the inspiring story of an inmate who left the crimina (more…)
Color Coded Criminals
01:15 — The Officers at Western Tidewater Regional Jail are showing the kids how they distinguish the difference between prisoners, by giving the prisoners di (more…)
Officers' Off-Duty Duty
01:52 — After a surprise wake up call for a teen, officers reveal why they take part in intervention programs on their day off.
Phone Alone (or a Different Kind of Cell Phone)
01:48 — As troubled teens learn about family visitation in jail, inmates discuss the loneliness one feels when your family no longer comes to call.
Your Choice
01:27 — A prison guard talks sense to troubled teens stressing that they should choose the right path.
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  • Premiered: January 13, 2011
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Observing programs for troubled teens in which inmates reveal the realities of prison life in the hope of deterring them from a life of crime. (more)

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