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Beyond Scared Straight

Series Summary
Based on the multiple award-winning documentary "Scared Straight!" from executive producer Arnold Shapiro, "Beyond Scared Straight," much like the original, profiles unique juvenile crime prevention programs in prisons across the U.S. Each hourlong episode follows a handful of at-risk teenagers as they attend a program, which includes an intensive one-day session in a prison. A month later, the teens are asked what, if any, lasting impressions the program had on them. Some change their ways following the experience while others continue down the same path they were on before.

Air Dates: 2011 - Present

Genres: Documentary, Reality

Network: AETV

  • Season 8, Ep. 5 : Chester, S.C.: The Harder They Fall Dec 18, 2014

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    A 16-year-old South Carolina rapper challenges the power of prison deputies, who then team up to teach the disrespectful teen a new tune.

  • Season 8, Ep. 4 : Fulton, Ga.: Facing Foxxxxy Dec 18, 2014

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    A proud, gay Georgia teen beats a fellow classmate, sending her to the hospital and him to the Fulton County Jail.

  • Season 8, Ep. 3 : St. Clair County, Ill.: History of Violence Dec 11, 2014

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    A 17-year-old tough challenges inmates at Illinois' St. Clair County Jail, then is surprised to learn she has a relative serving time at the facility.

  • Season 8, Ep. 2 : Western Tidewater, Va.: Mother and Child Reunion Dec 11, 2014

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    A woman in a Suffolk, Va., jail shares an emotional reunion with her 14-year-old daughter, who seems destined to follow her mother's criminal path.

  • Season 8, Ep. 1 : Oklahoma City, Okla.: Tears of a Clown Dec 4, 2014

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    Two sisters who emulate the look and lyrics of hardcore hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse learn that their antics won't play in an Oklahoma City jail.

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