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In a unique experiment, a group of British men have signed up to become inmates in a real American prison -- their last chance to get back on the straight and narrow. Behind Bars: America's Toughest Jail is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on April 30, 2012.

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1 Season, 9 Episodes
April 30, 2012
Documentary & Biography, Reality
Cast: Joe Arpaio
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Behind Bars: America's Toughest Jail Full Episode Guide

  • A recap of the Brits' two weeks in America's toughest jail, and a look at how their experience changed them back home.

  • After weeks of incarceration in Tent City, America's toughest jail, the Brits come to the end of their jail sentences and can almost taste freedom. But there's still one last surprise in store and James learns shocking news from home.

  • While scrubbing gang graffiti in one of Arizona's toughest crime ghettos, there are serious repercussions for one unlucky inmate caught trying to smuggle a cigarette back into jail. That night the jail SWAT team conducts a surprise raid on the British tent, searching for illegal contraband, regardless of which bodily orifice may be hiding it.

  • The British inmates are taken to meet Eddie "Chunky" Munoz, a gang member awaiting trial for murder. Will it be enough to scare them straight? The lads work at the animal cruelty shelter and discover that Sheriff Joe Arpaio treats his dogs better than his inmates.

  • The lads are pushed to breaking point on the Chain Gang, clearing a homeless camp under the ever-watchful gaze of Officer Siladji, ex-special forces. After days of simmering tension, war finally breaks out between the Brits and Americans when the Brits break an unwritten rule of prison conduct.

  • The lads learn a harsh truth about the prison slop and Dan gets everyone in serious trouble when he is caught stealing from the Sheriff. The Brits are challenged in ways they've never imagined when they have to bury dead bodies.

  • The Brits make a shocking discovery whilst doing hard labor on the Chain Gang in the blistering desert heat. They are taken to a high security facility to coem face to face with a neo-nazi killer but some of the lads are unwilling to follow the strict rules of America's toughest jail and risk being sent packing.

  • The Brits arrive in America to be met by a welcome from hell. They are stripped of their possessions and transported to 'Tent City' to begin their sentences. But with hundreds of hostile American convicts waiting for them, will all the Brits make it through the night?