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A journey into the world of lock-up in the United States, from a maximum security prison in Georgia to the holding pen in Las Vegas.

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aired 71 days ago
For three inmates at the Clark County Detention Center, jail is a waiting game, a ticking clock that leads to either more prison time or life back out on the streets.
aired 71 days ago
At the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, two regular inmates struggle with addiction; both are desperate as they face the tests of Sin City to see if they can change their habits.
aired 71 days ago
Two women, both mothers, are charged with murder, but they both refuse to confess; instead, they bet on a test, and while awaiting their fates, they must face hostile prisoners in an infamous women's ward.
aired 72 days ago
Las Vegas' culture of drugs, sex and violence is hard to avoid, and some tourists find themselves behind bars; the county jail sees it all, from drunken screamers to gang bangers.
aired 72 days ago
Prison is a constant battle between chaos and control; while rebellious inmates find ways to break the rules and buck the system, there are experienced officers who hold the line.
aired 128 days ago
In a prison system that thrives on military order, new inmates are broken down and broken in.
aired 128 days ago
For three inmates, change is about survival and adapting to the prison ecosystem.
aired 128 days ago
Most inmates look forward to getting out of prison, but for some, freedom can be more terrifying than life behind bars; a gang member, a murderer and a violent felon are all due to be released, but prison is where they're most at home.
aired 128 days ago
Hustlers operate in the secret prison economy and try to stay one step ahead of the guards.
aired 141 days ago
Inmates must break the cycle of violence and addiction or end up back in the hole.

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