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Lockup is a show that is all about life behind bars. The filming crew travels all over the country visiting jails and prison institutions to gain an insight on how jail and prison life really is. The stories they get from interviewing inmates are deep and compelling. You see how inmates function inside the facilities. They also interview staff to see how they try to maintain control over the inmates and what their daily routines are like working as a correctional officer. Since the camera crew keeps their cameras rolling you get a glimpse of how violent inmates can get. You will see lock downs, cell searches, small riots, and many other unexpected events that happen behind the walls of correctional facilities.

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NBC News
8 Seasons, 49 Episodes
Documentary & Biography
9/10
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  • Racism is still rampant in the Fairfax jail system; a self-titled white supremacist may be putting on a front; an inmate hides the truth of his recent conviction and must be protected from inmates, including one of his own cellmates.

  • The crew's take on being in prisons across America and the rest of world for over ten years.

  • The city of Hackensack, N.J. is the site of the return of a very dangerous drug; to record their intimate thoughts, cameras are handed out to inmates.

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