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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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Jobs such as feeding the inmates, combating riots and keeping the peace fall to the officers.
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The Metro State Prison in Atlanta is where female offenders in Georgia begin their jail term.
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The officers at the Clark County Detention Center attempt to figure out which inmates are telling the truth.
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Families on the outside struggle to communicate and come to terms with their loved ones behind bars.
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The women's units at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas offer up a world of treacherous contrasts.
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The Clark County Detention Center receives scores of repeat offenders, many hooked on drugs and alcohol.
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Inmates in various stages of incarceration confront how time in one of Georgia's toughest prisons has transformed them.
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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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The Jackson and Coastal prisons, both in Georgia, absorb a flood of new inmates.
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The Gang Special Investigations Unit is responsible for monitoring gang activity and disrupting their programs.
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The Hays State Prison in Georgia is a disciplinary camp with closed security and is home to 1,500 inmates.
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Inmates who are also victims of mental illness or drug addiction.
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Managing female offenders at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
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Inmates at Ross Correctional Institution devise schemes to break the rules.
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Hustlers operate in the secret prison economy and try to stay one step ahead of the guards.
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New inmates and correctional officer cadets enter the treacherous world of Georgia's maximum security prisons for the first time.
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Inmates in one of Georgia's highest security prisons deal with violence, manhood and life behind bars.
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Officers battle a flood of contraband cellphones at Georgia's Smith State Prison, where access to a mobile device means power on the inside.
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Clark County Detention Center serves as a revolving door for repeat offenders and career criminals.
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Inmates at the Clark County Detention Center await their day in court.
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While incarcerated in Ross Correctional Institution, the inmates must choose between rehabilitation and falling prey to the convict mentality.

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