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Step inside the American justice system and meet the convicts who live in what is referred to as 'a waiting room from hell'.

Behind bars, there are two sets of rules: prison protocol and convict code – to survive one you might have to break the other. Maximum Security: American Justice investigates the brutal dogeat-dog world of Georgia’s maximum security prisons. A set of rules apply dictating how inmates dress, walk, keep their hair, and clean their cells. The state’s correctional system has a place for everyone from first-time offenders serving time at boot camps, to violent criminals awaiting execution on Death Row. Enter the terrifying world for both guards and inmates as they deal with prison breaks, fights and the constant threat of chaos and violence.

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    Breaking In

    After a year of filming, Maximum Security: American Justice follows the process for new inmates...

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