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In going behind bars of Georgia's correctional system, each episode of this series examines one aspect of the state's paramilitary approach to their prisoners, the idea being treat them like highly disciplined soldiers and they will stop acting like criminals. Over the course of a year, cameras capture both those who work in the system and those housed within it -- from nonviolent offenders in a boot camp to hardened criminals in "Hi-Max," the environment that allows the most extreme disciplinary methods.

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Not fitting in with the crowd can be a dangerous option in jail.
aired 2 days ago
Three inmates, a first-timer, a career criminal, and a murderer with a life sentence, attempt to adjust to the pitfalls and challenges of Georgia's toughest women's prison.
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Georgia's largest female facility, Lee Arrendale State Prison.
aired 2 days ago
Hays State Prison is challenged by an inmate sit-in.
aired 9 days ago
Inmates who are also victims of mental illness or drug addiction.
aired 9 days ago
The Gang Special Investigations Unit is responsible for monitoring gang activity and disrupting their programs.
aired 9 days ago
Families on the outside struggle to communicate and come to terms with their loved ones behind bars.
aired 9 days ago
Georgia's Smith State Prison goes into lockdown following a large, bloody fight.
aired 16 days ago
The women's units at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas offer up a world of treacherous contrasts.
aired 16 days ago
The Clark County Detention Center receives scores of repeat offenders, many hooked on drugs and alcohol.
aired 16 days ago
Two inmates escape from one of Georgia's most secure prisons, setting off a massive manhunt to capture them.
aired 16 days ago
Managing female offenders at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
aired 16 days ago
Three inmates in an Ohio prison try different strategies to help deal with the challenges they face.
aired 16 days ago
At the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, inmates are forced to choose whether to continue on their current path or mend their ways.
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Jobs such as feeding the inmates, combating riots and keeping the peace fall to the officers.
aired 32 days ago
The officers at the Clark County Detention Center attempt to figure out which inmates are telling the truth.
aired 32 days ago
The Metro State Prison in Atlanta is where female offenders in Georgia begin their jail term.
aired 32 days ago
Inmates in various stages of incarceration confront how time in one of Georgia's toughest prisons has transformed them.
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Lucasville, the jail within the prison system.
aired 39 days ago
Clark County Detention Center serves as a revolving door for repeat offenders and career criminals.
aired 39 days ago
Two sets of rules exist within the prison walls, the administrations paramilitary ethos and the convict code of respect and retribution.

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