In the upcoming episode of Beyond Scared Straight, six teens, some of whom have already served time in juvie, get a dose of grown-up prison life at the Lieber Correctional Facility in South Carolina. The inmate-run “Operation Behind Bars” program puts the teens in tiny cells and introduces them to “Lock-Up,” the prison within a prison for the worst inmates. The most shocking moments come when the prison’s murderers and thieves tell the kids their personal stories.
About the Show: Scared Straight!, the Academy Award & multiple-Emmy®-winning documentary film by Arnold Shapiro, made a huge impact on audiences through its portrayal of an effective juvenile prevention/intervention program at a NJ prison. Over the years, both the prison program and the film have turned countless kids away from drugs, violence and crime, and kept them out of prison.
NEW EPISODE: Lieber, Thursday, February 3, 10/9C