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Lockdown is a television show that takes the viewer on an insider look into the prisons and jail systems in the United States of America. As residents of the United States, a lot of us do not know the gravity of the prison systems in America, and this show attempts to show the viewer just how bad these places can be and provides insight into hard core criminals that are serving hard time in our jails across the country.

The show Lockdown is broadcasted on the National Geographic Channel in the year 2007 and has since released two seasons. However in the combination of these two seasons, the show has only broadcasted ten hour long episodes that take a deeper look into what is going on behind prison walls. Despite amassing a fairly small number of episodes in total the show has been met with above average reviews from the public and from critics and bloggers alike.

Digging into the unknown for most of Americans in the United States, this show offers a look into the place that as residents we never want to visit. When a person is sent to jail or the penitentiary there are a ton of variables and other things going on that we may not see on the outside. When a person goes to jail or prison they are not just put in a jail cell where they wait till they are released. On the contrary, they are in a fight for their life and are subject to dangers that exceed or wildest imaginations if we have not been to this type of place before.

The show taps on the subject of gang wars, and race riots in the prison system. It shows various types of jails including women's prisons and shows how life is in maximum security penitentiaries across the United States of America. Lockdown offers a new look into the world that many fall into after being convicted of crime and sheds light on the deeper lying issues that a person may encounter when getting caught up in the prison system in America.

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Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Channel
4 Seasons, 27 Episodes - Currently Airing
Documentary & Biography
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  • The murders of an El Paso country detention officer and his wife take place right near the U.S. border, with the murders continuing, Juarez becomes the murder capital of Mexico.

  • Filled with nearly 2,500 inmates, the Sacramento County Jail is overcrowded with a dwindling number of officers. In this episode of Lockdown, meet a married couple facing a potential life sentence on charges of torture and false imprisonment, a first-timer trying to steer clear of the Norteo prison gang, and a 52 year-old meth addict waiting to receive her sentence on charges of burglary and fraud.

  • Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, Texas is in the middle of a gang war and a time bomb is ticking until an explosion occurs between the Mexican Mafia and the Tango Orejons.

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