Louisiana Lockdown

Louisiana Lockdown

  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 8.5  (21)

Louisiana Lockdown is a crime and wildlife reality series about giving prisoners a second chance in life with the use of animals. The series takes place in Angola Prison, one of the largest maximum security prisons in the United States. Angola Prison houses approximately five thousand three hundred prisoners, most of whom will never experience freedom outside of Angola's walls again. They have committed some of the harshest crimes anyone can imagine. Angola also has a very dark past. It is known for many gruesome murders that occurred within its walls which gives the prison a bad rap, but Warden Burl Cain is working to change that. A firm believer in the saying "Land of New Beginnings," Cain is working to reform Angola with the use of animals. Cain has started a new correctional program in the prison where, if inmates behave themselves, they can earn the opportunity to temporarily leave the prison gates in order to train animals. This is a rare opportunity considering that, normally it can take an inmate ten years or more to earn enough trust to be able to handle animals such as cattle and horse, or get any other sought-after jobs on the grounds. This opportunity is supposed to encourage inmates to work hard, stay out of trouble, and receive the closest thing to freedom they will ever get again as a reward. Staying in line can also gain inmates the opportunity to compete in Angola's rodeo. The rodeo is considered a controversial event because here prisoners have the opportunity to associate with the outside community, work with horses, and gain the opportunity to win money. However, prison officials see no reason for concern from the public as they believe prisoners who partake in the rodeo have reformed enough where they are no harm to anyone. Louisiana Lockdown is a reality series released by Animal Planet and produced for the network by Original Media. The show is also executively produced by Keith Hoffman. The runtime is sixty minutes.

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Seasons
After Midnight
8. After Midnight
July 20, 2012
In the first season finale, a rookie rider competes against a former champion as the rodeo season comes to a close; an inmate learns he's getting out after 18 years in prison; and the staff reflect on their personal and professional lives.
Death Ride
7. Death Ride
July 13, 2012
Slater is getting a divorce and is anticipating single parenting. Meanwhile, an inmate prepares for his first rodeo, and a former champion is ready to ride again.
Escape!
6. Escape!
July 6, 2012
The K-9 unit responds to a nighttime manhunt; a prison wedding is planned, but the warden must give his stamp of approval; an inmate hopes his hard work will get him out of the disciplinary unit.
Bones
5. Bones
June 29, 2012
Twenty-three new inmates are processed before they begin their life sentences; a man meets his grandson for the first time when they're both behind bars; a deceased inmate is buried in the prison's cemetery.
Hunger Strike
4. Hunger Strike
June 22, 2012
Slater's plans for a horse auction become complicated by his personal life; inmates find upward mobility is not so easy in prison; a hunger striker has an ultimatum for the warden.
Drug Bust
3. Drug Bust
June 15, 2012
An infiltration of drugs tests the security staff's ability to enforce the rules; an assistant warden struggles to balance her career and motherhood; an inmate wonders what kind of father he'll be behind bars.
Prison Suicide
2. Prison Suicide
June 8, 2012
As the first rodeo of the season approaches, Angola inmates gear up for the ride of their lives. But as the prison prepares for rodeo Sunday, tragedy strikes in Camp J and tests the staff's limitations.
Killer Roadtrip
1. Killer Roadtrip
June 1, 2012
Warden Burl Cain and his staff confront a historic flood that threatens to wreak havoc on Angola Prison. As the Mississippi's waters rise, the Warden must decide whether or not to trigger a risky evacuation of thousands of convicted felons.
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Louisiana Lockdown is a crime and wildlife reality series about giving prisoners a second chance in life with the use of animals. The series takes place in Angola Prison, one of the largest maximum security prisons in the United States. Angola Prison houses approximately five thousand three hundred prisoners, most of whom will never experience freedom outside of Angola's walls again. They have committed some of the harshest crimes anyone can imagine. Angola also has a very dark past. It is known for many gruesome murders that occurred within its walls which gives the prison a bad rap, but Warden Burl Cain is working to change that.

A firm believer in the saying "Land of New Beginnings," Cain is working to reform Angola with the use of animals. Cain has started a new correctional program in the prison where, if inmates behave themselves, they can earn the opportunity to temporarily leave the prison gates in order to train animals. This is a rare opportunity considering that, normally it can take an inmate ten years or more to earn enough trust to be able to handle animals such as cattle and horse, or get any other sought-after jobs on the grounds. This opportunity is supposed to encourage inmates to work hard, stay out of trouble, and receive the closest thing to freedom they will ever get again as a reward. Staying in line can also gain inmates the opportunity to compete in Angola's rodeo. The rodeo is considered a controversial event because here prisoners have the opportunity to associate with the outside community, work with horses, and gain the opportunity to win money. However, prison officials see no reason for concern from the public as they believe prisoners who partake in the rodeo have reformed enough where they are no harm to anyone.

Louisiana Lockdown is a reality series released by Animal Planet and produced for the network by Original Media. The show is also executively produced by Keith Hoffman. The runtime is sixty minutes.Louisiana Lockdown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on June 1, 2012.

Louisiana Lockdown is available for streaming on the Animal Planet website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Louisiana Lockdown on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Animal Planet and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 1, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (21)