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This reality series looks in on female convicts who give birth in prison and who are allowed to raise their children within the confines of correctional facilities. The series also follows the work of the staff who try to make this sad situation a little better. Born Behind Bars is a Crime Reality series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2018. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

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

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on A&E
1 Season, 10 Episodes
July 10, 2018
Crime Reality
8.1/10
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Born Behind Bars Full Episode Guide

  • Brandi wins parole, but life outside the prison walls is hard for her and daughter. Stephanie's family visits, and baby Abigail gets to meet her two big brothers for the first time.

  • Stakes run high as Brandi finally goes before a hostile parole board to plead her case. Two pregnant inmates apply for the Wee Ones program which has only one open spot. Maranda goes through a bitter breakup with her girlfriend.

  • Brandi struggles to get ready for her parole hearing and possible release. Three inmates vie for the new, highly coveted Nanny position, but a mean-girl clique has strong opinions on who should win. Donyell gives birth to a baby girl.

  • A mother's worst nightmare occurs as Jeanie's son stops breathing during a routine doctor's visit. Maranda, who is fed up with being a nanny, moves out of the Wee Ones unit. Taylor sees her premature twins for the time since their birth.

  • Jeanie goes into premature labor and is rushed to the hospital. Brandi gets into trouble, and confronts the woman she thinks snitched on her. Stephanie's mother wants baby Abigail to come live with her, but Stephanie resists.

  • After Officer Leath cracks down, an inmate fears her daughter will be taken away. A new pregnant inmate enters the program and is immediately targeted by the mean girls who accuse her of stealing a radio.

  • Stephanie finally has her day in court, hoping for the early release that will allow her to bring baby home.

  • Stephanie hopes for the early release that will enable her to bring her daughter home, even though she hasn't completed her drug abuse treatment; inmate nanny Ruthanne desperately wants to reunite with the son she hasn't seen in a year.

  • A program allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their babies inside a prison.

  • A controversial prison nursery program at the Indiana Women's Prison allows a few select inmates to raise their babies behind bars; one slip-up on Wee One's Unit 7 can result in an inmate mother losing her child.

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