Beyond Scared Straight

2011, TV Show

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VIDEO: Teen Threatened With Rape Laughs on Beyond Scared Straight Premiere

On the Season 2 premiere of Beyond Scared Straight, at-risk youths once again are thrown in a prison where people scream in their faces and otherwise attempt to show them that jail is no place to end up. This episode takes place at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, N.C., where one of the teens laughs when an inmate basically says he's going to rape him. Inmate Catoe, who's awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon, refers to the kid Alex as "Alexis," says they're "fittin' to be married" and tells him that he's going to put him in a dress. Hilarious, right? WRONG!...
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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?

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In this scene from the episode Hampton Roads, VA - Girls Fight Back, 12-year-old Trinity tears up when talking to inmates.

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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.

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In this scene from the episode, Hampton Roads, VA, A troubled teen can't control his anger when inmates antagonize him.

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VIDEO: Teen Threatened With Rape Laughs on Beyond Scared Straight Premiere

On the Season 2 premiere of Beyond Scared Straight, at-risk youths once again are thrown in a prison where people scream in their faces and otherwise attempt to show them that jail is no place to end up. This episode takes place at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, N.C., where one of the teens laughs when an inmate basically says he's going to rape him. Inmate Catoe, who's awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon, refers to the kid Alex as "Alexis," says they're "fittin' to be married" and tells him that he's going to put him in a dress. Hilarious, right? WRONG!...
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Beyond Scared Straight Sets Ratings Record For A&E

The debut of A&E's new unscripted show, Beyond Scared Straight, attracted 3.7 million viewers, making it the network's most-watched series to date.

Based on the Emmy and Academy Award-winning documentary Scared Straight!, the series profiles unique approaches to juvenile crime prevention in prisons around the United States. Thursday's premiere was set in a women's prison in Central California.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

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What's the advantage of an obstacle course that's completely covered in snow? Host John Henson says that it helps to reduce the swelling. Of course, that will be cold comfort for tonight's contestants as they face wintery obstacles that include Mogul Madness and Yule Log Jam. — Fred Mitchell

Read on for previews of Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival, Target: Inside the Bullseye, Swarm Chasers, Beyond Scared Straight and NBA Basketball. read more

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Premiered: January 13, 2011, on A&E
Rating: TV-PG
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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.

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