A series examining prison life that visits facilities across the country for reports on prison conditions, gang activity and supermax incarceration of dangerous criminals.
Premiered: May 7, 2006
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The newest and largest prison in Colorado is home to more than 2,000 killers, kidnappers and drug dealers. Here the warden and his team must control some of the toughest and most aggressive offenders and even work to turn them around.
Lockdown goes behind the razor wire for an in-depth look at Cleaveland's Cuyahoga County Jail. See the drama unfold as the Special Response Team faces a new gang that preys on other inmates.
Just a few miles south of the U.S. border lies one of Mexico's most notorious penitentiaries. Meet Rogelio, a suspected gang member; Raul and Rosi, who fell in love behind bars; and Vincent, an American in solitary for his own protection.
At St. Louis County Jail tensions could erupt at any moment, but for each unit of 67 inmates, there's just one corrections officer - armed with nothing but a panic button and pepper spray - to keep all hell from breaking loose.
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- Premiered: May 7, 2006
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A series examining prison life that visits facilities across the country for reports on prison conditions, gang activity and supermax incarceration of dangerous criminals. (more)