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Behind Bars: Rookie Year


Season 2 Episode Guide

9 Episodes 2016 -

Episode 1

A New Threat

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 61 mins

In the second season premiere, new rookies begin work in New Mexico's prison system and face notorious gangs; troublesome inmates; and deadly feuds.

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Episode 2


Thu, Sep 1, 2016 62 mins

Young rookies overcome fears while facing violent convicts, gang members and combative inmates. Also: one C.O. faces repercussions for missing drugs in an inmate's cell and a timid recruit tries to graduate from the training academy.

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Episode 3

Predator vs. Prey

Thu, Sep 8, 2016 61 mins

The rookies learn to assert authority as they face predatory inmates. Also: Ariel supervises a death-row inmate; Lilly encounters a pod of gang members; Purto returns to work after a violent assault; and new rookie arrives.

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Episode 4

Survival of the Fittest

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 61 mins

Purto and D'Angelo clash with inmates; Lilly runs a prison work program near a place where a gang murder took place; and Andrew questions if he can handle the job.

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Episode 5

Boiling Point

Thu, Sep 22, 2016 61 mins

A gang member is subdued after threatening two C.O.'s; a former SNM gang member tries to intimidate a C.O., forcing him to abandon protocol; drugs are discovered in an inmate's mail; and a C.O. gets a new assignment in discharging a high-risk inmate.

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Episode 6

Mind Games

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 61 mins

Frustration sets in for a C.O. who has trouble catching contraband while another learns a tough lesson about trusting inmates when a phone goes missing. Also: another C.O. joins the elite STIU team to speak with a gang member and a new rookie arrives.

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Episode 7

No Room For Error

Thu, Oct 6, 2016 61 mins

An inmate is removed from his cell while one C.O. loses track of inmates in his unit. Also: a C.O. pushes her authority too far after getting a new post.

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Episode 8

Building the Case

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 61 mins

The fight against prison gangs continues and the rookies search for evidence to eliminate the problem. Also: one C.O. redeems himself with STIU; drugs are found in the open dormitory; an angry inmate causes an emergency; and one C.O. reaches out to his brother for help.

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Episode 9

The Ones That Make It

Thu, Oct 20, 2016 61 mins

Lilly works in an SNM pod; Chaz readies for an extraction; a new cadet begins training; Fabian makes a huge mistake that puts his job at risk; and Ariel starts doubting her career choice.

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