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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 4 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 4 days ago
Lucasville, the jail within the prison system.
aired 4 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 4 days ago
Hays State Prison is challenged by an inmate sit-in.
aired 4 days ago
Four inmates face the temptations of prison life and prepare to make it on the street.
aired 16 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 16 days ago
In prison, every day is a fight for survival with an inmate's most important weapon being a gang membership.
aired 16 days ago
The Metro State Prison in Atlanta is where female offenders in Georgia begin their jail term.
aired 16 days ago
The Gang Special Investigations Unit is responsible for monitoring gang activity and disrupting their programs.
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
Two sets of rules exist within the prison walls, the administrations paramilitary ethos and the convict code of respect and retribution.
aired 16 days ago
Inmates who are also victims of mental illness or drug addiction.
aired 16 days ago
The Jackson and Coastal prisons, both in Georgia, absorb a flood of new inmates.
aired 22 days ago
Inmates in one of Georgia's highest security prisons deal with violence, manhood and life behind bars.
aired 58 days ago
Families on the outside struggle to communicate and come to terms with their loved ones behind bars.
aired 58 days ago
The Hays State Prison in Georgia is a disciplinary camp with closed security and is home to 1,500 inmates.
aired 58 days ago
The officers at the Clark County Detention Center attempt to figure out which inmates are telling the truth.
aired 71 days ago
Georgia's largest female facility, Lee Arrendale State Prison.
aired 71 days ago
Jobs such as feeding the inmates, combating riots and keeping the peace fall to the officers.
aired 178 days ago
The Clark County Detention Center receives scores of repeat offenders, many hooked on drugs and alcohol.
aired 185 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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