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This docuseries is a revival of a series in which at-risk young people are taken into jails, where they are confronted by criminals who try to shock them into staying on the straight-and-narrow path. The series also follows up to see if the intervention worked. It airs on the A&E cable network.

Beyond Scared Straight is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (105 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 2011. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

Beyond Scared Straight is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beyond Scared Straight on demand at A&E Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, The Roku Channel, Google Play, iTunes, A&E online.

A&E
9 Seasons, 105 Episodes
January 13, 2011
Documentary & Biography
7.3/10
Cast: Cecilia, Emily, Leanna, Priscilla
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Beyond Scared Straight Full Episode Guide

  • In the epic finale of Beyond Scared Straight, the life-changing series looks back on nine seasons of the explosive encounters, hilarious one-liners, and emotional breakthroughs that reached more than 550 troubled teens.

  • Tori, an angry 14-year-old bully and thief, meets a devoted deputy in Douglas County, GA, who tries to help open her mind to letting go of her tragic past.

  • Lexi, 15, is a spoiled, fighting gang member who steals from the poor to give to herself. When she is confronted by a swarm of angry inmates in jail, she physically fights back, launching the entire cellblock into chaos and lockdown.

  • Angry sisters Precious, 14, and Keyiona, 17, think they're tough enough for jail, until they are startled to discover a family member serving time at the Oklahoma County jail.

  • Caught on video violently attacking his mother, Dylan, a 14-year-old bully, gets a taste of his own brutality during a long overnight stay in South Carolina's Richland County Jail.

  • Brittany is a 4-time runaway and makes an unexpected friend in jail.

  • Two brothers who have a history of starting fires, stealing guns and assaulting their mom, are forced to grow up in the Dougherty County Jail, in Georgia.

  • After 18 year-old Taylor is caught at school, her only hope to start over is to participate in the youth intervention program.

  • Kyshawn, a 16-year-old gangbanger, physically challenges the officers and inmates at nearly every step of the tour of the Portsmouth County Jail, Virginia.

  • During a tour of the Floyd County, GA, jail, unpredictable Deputy Lyle bullies, coaxes and comforts to help create new futures for a car-jacking gangbanger, a shoplifting party girl, a violent fighter and a granny-robbing thief.

  • A violent teen gets a taste of what life is like in jail.

  • In Chester County, SC, an abusive 16-year-old rapper resists authority and challenges the deputies, who then team together to restrain the troubled teen.

  • Rumors lead to violence when proud, gay teen Cedric, 15, hospitalizes a fellow female student. He's sent to the Fulton County jail where he gets an eye-opening lesson in restraint.

  • Darisha, 17 is a gangbanger who boldly challenges inmates, until she sees a relative behind bars at St. Clair County Jail, IL. She then faces a situation after the tour with potentially fatal circumstances.

  • In Suffolk, VA, an incarcerated mother and her 14-year-old daughter are reunited. Sadly, the daughter is following in the footsteps of her mother.

  • Two sisters inspired by Insane Clown Posse get a taste of what jail life is like in Oklahoma.

Beyond Scared Straight Video Clips & Extras

Beyond Scared Straight: Teen Runaway With Too Much to Lose (Season 8, Episode 2) | A&E Clip (02:05) Beyond Scared Straight: Shanks and Snitches (Season 8, Episode 2) | A&E Clip (02:01) Beyond Scared Straight: Face to Face with a Violent Offender (Season 8, Episode 3) | A&E Clip (01:23) Beyond Scared Straight: A Surprising Transformation (Season 8, Episode 3) | A&E Clip (02:07) Beyond Scared Straight: Girls Face the Inmates (Season 8, Episode 2) | A&E Clip (02:10) Beyond Scared Straight: A Teen Remains Defiant (Season 8, Episode 3) | A&E Clip (01:40) Beyond Scared Straight: An Inmate Confronts Her Daughter (S8, E2) | A&E Clip (01:48) Beyond Scared Straight: A Teen Threatens to Punch an Inmate (Season 8, Episode 1) | A&E Clip (02:01)