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"Lockdown" plunges viewers headfirst into life in the "big house," the gritty underworld of America's maximum-security prisons, where gangs are prevalent, predators stalk their next prey and inmates are armed with deadly weapons. But prison officials have their own weapons in the form of modern surveillance and old-time isolation -- plus steel batons and pepper spray -- to help keep the peace in these miniature war zones.

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Behind the bars of California's prison system which houses some of the nation's most dangerous inmates.
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From slashed throats to gang warfare, violence is a constant threat in prisons across the United States.
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In the prison system, criminality will sometimes run in the family.
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In prisons across the country, inmates must quickly learn new rules or face the consequences.
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In prisons across the country, officers and inmates are constantly at war.
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Contraband runs rampant in prisons throughout the United States.
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Sacramento County Jail; a couple is charged with torture; a woman's addictions land her in jail; rumors of an imminent attack against officers.
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The Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois is one of America's most perilous prisons, with 60 percent of the inmates serving time for murder and 20 percent for rape and other violent crimes.
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Criminals in Cleveland, Ohio must pass through the Cuyahoga County Jail, home of the county's infamous Special Response Team.
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Inmates at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif., participate in nearly 200 gang-related fights a year.
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Tensions threaten to erupt at any moment at the St. Louis County Jail.
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Violent juvenile felons are given one last chance at rehabilitation at Colorado's Youthful Offender System, where failure means continuing on to prison.
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The Oak Park Heights Supermax combines architecture, technology and expertly trained staff to control violent prisoners.
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The overcrowded Multnomah County Detention Center may be worse than prison.
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Outnumbered guards use military-like discipline and force to stay in control in the Tent City jail in the Arizona desert.
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The Mexican Mafia battles a local prison gang at Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, Texas.
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Officers at Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Fla. put their lives on the line to keep inmates safe and under control.
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California's Pelican Bay State Prison leads the war on prison gangs.
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Maryland struggles to contain all of its female felons in one prison, the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.
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Life in one of Mexico's most notorious prisons, Centro do Ejecucion do Sanciones.
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The Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville, N.C., uses sophisticated technology and unconventional methods to keep violence down.

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