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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.

Latest episodes

aired 21 days ago
Clark County Detention Center serves as a revolving door for repeat offenders and career criminals.
aired 21 days ago
Hays State Prison is challenged by an inmate sit-in.
aired 21 days ago
Inmates who are also victims of mental illness or drug addiction.
aired 21 days ago
Families on the outside struggle to communicate and come to terms with their loved ones behind bars.
aired 21 days ago
Four inmates face the temptations of prison life and prepare to make it on the street.
aired 21 days ago
Inmates in various stages of incarceration confront how time in one of Georgia's toughest prisons has transformed them.
aired 29 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.
aired 29 days ago
In prison, every day is a fight for survival with an inmate's most important weapon being a gang membership.
aired 29 days ago
New inmates and correctional officer cadets enter the treacherous world of Georgia's maximum security prisons for the first time.
aired 29 days ago
At Hays State Prison, the CERT team and its K-9 unit search every inmate and every room for contraband and weapons; "chain-gang Godfather" Morgan Corley.
aired 29 days ago
Georgia's largest female facility, Lee Arrendale State Prison.
aired 29 days ago
Inmates in one of Georgia's highest security prisons deal with violence, manhood and life behind bars.
aired 29 days ago
While incarcerated in Ross Correctional Institution, the inmates must choose between rehabilitation and falling prey to the convict mentality.
aired 29 days ago
Officers battle a flood of contraband cellphones at Georgia's Smith State Prison, where access to a mobile device means power on the inside.
aired 36 days ago
Jobs such as feeding the inmates, combating riots and keeping the peace fall to the officers.
aired 36 days ago
Inmates at the Clark County Detention Center await their day in court.
aired 36 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.
aired 36 days ago
Newly convicted inmates get their last look at the free world when they enter intake prison at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.
aired 36 days ago
Not fitting in with the crowd can be a dangerous option in jail.
aired 36 days ago
Georgia's Smith State Prison goes into lockdown following a large, bloody fight.
aired 36 days ago
A visit to Las Vegas' main jail, Clark County Detention Center.

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