Beyond Scared Straight (2011)
Genre: Crime , Reality-tv
Plot: Beyond Scared Straight is a new series executive produced by Arnold Shapiro and based on his Academy Award and multiple Emmy-Winning documentary "Scared Straight!," that will profile unique approaches to juvenile crime prevention in prisons around the U.S.
"Scared Straight!" has become an iconic name and a cultural phenomenon over the years. The film made a huge impact - showcasing the radical and effective juvenile intervention program that took place in a New Jersey prison. Since they were created, both the prison program and the film have turned countless kids away from drugs, violence and crime. The power of the original "Scared Straight!" program has inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men's and women's prisons across the country; and this series will showcase several of them. Under the auspices of Arnold Shapiro, "Beyond Scared Straight" profiles the new approach to keeping today's kids from becoming tomorrow's convicts.
Much like the original version of "Scared Straight!," these youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ranging in age from 13-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars. However, in many dramatic ways, these 21st Century programs are very different from the original because today's youth needs a different approach. For current teens, city streets can be as dangerous as the life they believe exists behind bars. TV, film and music have glorified the gang and prison experience and the task of "scaring" teens is more complicated now than ever. As a result, inmates have had to adapt their methods - making them more a combination of intimidation, information and communication - and the results for the new program have proven to be equally effective.
Each 60-minute episode of "Beyond Scared Straight" will focus on a different prison program in the U.S., following 4 -5 at-risk teens. Viewers will follow them as they attend the program, experience the Read More
Episode 11: Lights Out!
Episode 10: Douglas County, Ga.: Buttoning Buttons
Episode 9: St. Clair, Ill.: Lexi's Lockup Lash-Out
Episode 8: Oklahoma City, OK: Uncle Inmate
Episode 7: Richland County, SC: Final Jeopardy
Episode 6: Douglas, GA: Concrete & Steel
Episode 5: Dougherty County, GA: Weekend Worriers
Episode 4: Chester, SC: Cornflake, Sandbag & Frozen
Episode 2: Floyd, GA: Dep. Lyle Lays Down the Law
Episode 1: Fulton County, Ga.: Wasted Time
Episode 5: Chester, SC - The Harder They Fall
Episode 4: Fulton, GA: Facing Foxxxxy
Episode 3: St.Clair County, IL: History of Violence
Episode 2: Western Tidewater, VA: Mother and Child Reunion
Episode 1: Oklahoma County, OK: Tears of a Clown
Episode 6: Fulton County, Ga.: Blood Orange
Episode 5: Douglas County, Ga.: Judgement Day
Episode 4: Hampton Roads, Va.: Jailhouse Rap
Episode 3: San Bernardino, Calif.: Hold on Turbo
Episode 2: Chester County, S.C.: Girls
Episode 1: St. Clair County, Ill: Bunk & Junk
Episode 8: Fulton County, Ga.: My Father the Inmate
Episode 7: Dougherty County, Ga.: Songs for Sandals
Episode 6: Oklahoma County, Okla.: Teen Father?
Episode 5: Portsmouth County, Va.: Without My Daddy
Episode 4: St. Clair County, Ill: Precious Time
Episode 3: Chester County, S.C.
Episode 2: Western Tidewater, Va: Family Ties
Episode 1: Douglas County, Ga: A Family's Loss
Episode 8: Dougherty County, Ga.
Episode 7: St. Claire, Ill.
Episode 6: Charlotte County, Fla.
Episode 5: Fulton County, Ga.
Episode 4: Queen Anne's County: Outside and Inside
Episode 3: Oklahoma County, Okla.: Insane and Chaos
Episode 2: Floyd County, Ga.: Snitches Get Stitches
Episode 1: Albuquerque, N.M.: Dance, Bieber, Dance
Episode 9: Richland County, SC: Truth or Consequences
Episode 8: Hampton Roads, Va.: Girls Fight Back
Episode 7: Douglas County, Ga.
Episode 6: St. Clair County, Ill.
Episode 5: Oakland County, Mich
Episode 4: Lake County, Fla.
Episode 3: Western Tidewater Regional Jail, Va: Big and Bad
Episode 2: Floyd County Jail, Ga: Deputy Lyle Returns
Episode 1: Oneida, N.Y.
Episode 17: Follow-Up Special
Episode 16: Suffolk County, Mass.: Boys
Episode 15: Western Tidewater, Va.
Episode 14: Portsmouth County, Va.
Episode 13: Floyd County, Ga.
Episode 12: Oklahoma City, Okla
Episode 11: Oneida County, N.Y.
Episode 10: Richland County, S.C.
Episode 9: Hampton Roads, Va.
Episode 8: Fulton County, Ga.
Episode 7: Lake County, Fla.
Episode 6: San Bernardino, CA
Episode 5: Oklahoma City, OK
Episode 4: Hudson County, NJ
Episode 3: St. Clair, IL
Episode 2: Jacksonville, FL (Boys)
Episode 1: Boston, Mass. (Girls)
Episode 12: Hampton Roads Regional Jail
Episode 11: Oakland County, Mich. (Girls)
Episode 10: Queen Anne's County, MD
Episode 9: Western Tidewater Regional Jail, VA
Episode 8: San Bernardino County, CA Girls
Episode 7: St. Clair County, IL
Episode 6: Richland County, S.C.
Episode 5: San Bernadino County, CA
Episode 4: Oklahoma County, Okla
Episode 3: Portsmouth County, VA
Episode 2: Oakland County, MI
Episode 1: Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Episode 7: Jessup Women's Prison
Episode 6: Hagerstown
Episode 5: San Quentin
Episode 4: Lieber
Episode 3: Corcoran
Episode 2: Jessup
Episode 1: Chowchilla