Lockup: Women Behind Bars

This collection focuses on women's prisons in America and the unique challenges female inmates face while serving time for crimes big and small.

1 Season, 20 Episodes
December 30, 2013
Crime, Documentary
Lockup: Women Behind Bars

Lockup: Women Behind Bars Full Episode Guide

  • An extroverted inmate's personality comes in handy and a deputy tries to unite bitter enemies at a church service in Santa Rita Jail outside Oakland.

  • Five years after reform measures were enacted, Valley State Women's Prison in Chowchilla, California, is visited to examine the facility's progress.

  • At Cuyahoga County Correction Center, a tactical unit is sabotaged, an inmate levels accusations and an alleged teen killer faces his victim's mom.

  • At the Cuyahoga County Correction Center in Cleveland, a transgender inmate gets hormone therapy and a woman charged with assault faces a judge.

  • The women of the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women near Raleigh struggle with the issues that led to their imprisonment.

  • At Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, a gang member trades allegiances, an inmate's mail triggers alarms and an uncle is charged with heinous crimes.

  • An inmate who committed a vigilante-style murder claims that prison saved his life, while two rivals face off at Bexar County Jail in San Antonio.

  • A teenager who murdered her father finds a maternal figure in prison, and a guard is injured during an escape attempt at Louisville Metro in Kentucky.

  • In Louisville, Kentucky, inmate behavior causes an emergency response, a new arrival throws a fit and a couple does time in the same jail.

  • At the Bexar County Jail outside San Antonio, gang members disrupt a housing unit, and an inmate adds five charges to the 16 he already faces.

  • In the high-security units at the Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix, four women form a deadly alliance, and an inmate breaks under the isolation.

  • At the Bergen County Jail in New Jersey, a gang leader's power is challenged, and one inmate divides her housing unit in a dispute that turns violent.

  • A vicious assault sends an inmate to the hospital and an old-timer proves she's still got it at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center in Virginia.

  • Officials have seen it all at the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati, where inmates struggle with violence and drug addiction.

  • A new inmate has an eye-opening arrival at "G Dorm" in the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, a female housing unit with a reputation.

  • The diverse population of prisoners at the Santa Rita Jail near Oakland, California, includes a grandma, a teenager and even a rap music star.

  • The Tennessee Prison for Women near Nashville is a 700-inmate site that serves as the state's only maximum-security women's facility.

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