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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.

A&E
9 Seasons, 93 Episodes
January 13, 2011
Documentary & Biography
7.4/10
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.

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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)