Lockup Extended Stay: Boston

Lockup Extended Stay: Boston is a reality documentary series that first aired in 2011. The series looks at persons who are housed in prison in Boston. Specifically, the series looks at those inmates who are in housed in what are known as segregated units. These units are used to house persons who are violent, committed crimes that make them a target for the general prison population, and those who have chronic illnesses. Some of these units house the most difficult prisoners in the entire system, and they present some unique problems. The series looks at what life is like in these units, and how the guards deal with the prisoners.

1 Season, 6 Episodes
July 2, 2011
Lockup Extended Stay: Boston

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  • Boston, Massachusetts is by any standard a world-class city. But ever since its colonial days, some have called it a fighting town. And located in the heart of the city is a place for anyone who does their fighting outside a ring. More than 12,000 people a year pass through the doors of Boston's Suffolk County Jail. And with an average daily population of 2,700 male and female inmates, someone reaches their boiling point virtually every day of the week. For those inmates all too willing to throw a punch... the jail has a special place: The Box. As one inmate says, "Separated from everything so you learn to deal with it. It's called 'The Box Life'."

  • Over the past ten years, the structure of local gangs has changed and that's had a serious impact on the Suffolk County jail. In this hour: an inmate takes his fights from the street to the halls of the jail, and his boyhood friend follows his example; two brothers turn to crime to support their habits, and now one faces the prospect of hitting the streets again.

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