Hard Time

Monday 8 June 23:25 CAT

National Geographic
Hard Time

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  1. Monday 8 June at 23:25 CAT

    Come On Vacation, Leave On Probation (Season 4)

  2. Tuesday 9 June at 23:30 CAT

    Running The Joint (Season 4)

  3. Wednesday 10 June at 23:40 CAT

    Love Behind Bars (Season 4)

Synopsis

Season 4 of Hard Time leaves the world of prison behind to go to jail in the most iconic city in America - Vegas. Its a new world filled with new stories where guilt or innocence hangs in the balance.

Episodes

  • Come On Vacation, Leave On Probation

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    Las Vegas is known by the slogan "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas." But ask anyone at the Clark County Detention Center; Vegas' main jail, and they'll tell you it's really "Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation." In a city where vice and crime drive an ever churning system, Clark County Detention Center is a never-ending revolving door of repeat offenders, hardened criminals and often, unlucky transplants pushing the legal limits of a good time… who have now landed themselves in the tightly controlled world of jail. Survival here means figuring out how to serve time in a world where no one knows their fate and anything can happen. It's here...

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    Monday 8 June at 23:25 CAT
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  • Running The Joint

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    Vegas Jail is purgatory. It's where inmates await trial, await their sentence and worry about their fate. But even in limbo, life goes on. Gang members run hustles and play cat and mouse with the officers on shift. Inmates have relationships - however temporary - in a bid to capture some sense of normalcy in an otherwise surreal world. And porters have some of the only jobs in the facility. The job helps pass the time but also puts them at the center of the jail black market economy.

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    Tuesday 9 June at 23:30 CAT
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  • Love Behind Bars

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    Las Vegas can be a town of excess - Sin City. And many of the 80,000 people who come through the Clark County Detention Center each year have taken those extremes too far. Drugs and vice are an easy trap that can lead you straight to arrest and incarceration. But while arrest is the end of the road on one hand, it's also the beginning of the story. It's the start of hard time for some and the place of hard choices for others. Life, lust and love continue on even after arrest. And with nothing but time, inmates are forced to choose whether to continue down the same path or change their ways.

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    Wednesday 10 June at 23:40 CAT
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  • Jail Mom

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    When crime happens in Vegas, the criminal stays in Vegas, at the largest jail for the city. The Clark County Detention Center is in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, minutes from the Strip, and it's a co-ed jail. Male and female inmates are housed under one enormous roof, but worlds apart. The women's unit is filled to bursting with accused and convicted prostitutes, drug dealers and even murderers. It's a world of contradictions, from extreme aggression to intense affection - a world we explore from the point of view of a singularly intimate and intimidating role: the jail mom.

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    Thursday 11 June at 23:25 CAT
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  • Judgement Day

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    Across the street from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas is the Clark County Courthouse. Each day hundreds of inmates are collected from their jail cells and herded through the underground network of tunnels that connect the two buildings, to face a Judge. Sooner or later, every inmate in the jail must make the trip, and while most will plead guilty and take a deal, those who maintain their innocence will go to trial. Attorneys are hired, a jury is selected, and the accused enter the fight of their lives, at the end of which a jury of their peers determines their fate guilty or innocent. Jury trials are an intense, personal, and often...

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    Friday 12 June at 23:30 CAT
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  • Revolving Door

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    The Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, handles more than 80,000 people each year. For many inmates a stay in jail is a harsh wake-up call, and a one-time stop. But for thousands of offenders hooked on drugs and alcohol, CCDC has become a revolving door. Addiction is now calling the shots for these inmates, fueling criminal behavior that keeps them cycling through the system. Overwhelmed, the jail battles to get these repeat offenders clean and sober. By documenting the lives of two very different inmates, we witness the triumphs and tragedies of the fight to break free from the shackles of addiction.

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    Saturday 13 June at 23:25 CAT
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  • Gangs Behind Bars

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    Las Vegas is a crossroads for the major gangs of California and the Southwest. And at the Clark County Detention Center, inmates and officers are constantly under pressure from gang activity. For some, survival in the jail comes down to reputation and intimidation. Inmates who live with this daily reality sometimes bend and sometimes break. That's where the Gang Special Investigations Unit steps in - the administration's detectives. They monitor gangs and disrupt their programs. But sometimes threats slip through the cracks, and it's a constant struggle to prevent underlying tensions from boiling over into an all-out riot.

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    Sunday 14 June at 23:40 CAT
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  • Mental Hell

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    The number of addicts and mentally ill inmates is an ongoing problem for prisons and jails across the country - and Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) in Las Vegas is no exception. The entire state of Nevada only has 400 mental health spots in its system, but CCDC alone has over 500 mentally ill patients. Within the walls of the Las Vegas jail, hundreds of addicts and mentally ill are further imprisoned within their own minds. For many, the only way to break the cycle of incarceration is to acknowledge their illnesses, and get help.

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    Monday 15 June at 23:30 CAT
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  • Misfits & Outcasts

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    Las Vegas, Nevada draws in people from all walks of life, and its jail is no different. With new inmates constantly pouring in, one of the hardest jobs for officers is organizing, classifying, and keeping the inmates safe. Once inside, inmates divide themselves by things like race and gang affiliation, and a tense community of groups and cliques can be created. In this dangerous world, one of the most difficult ways to do time is to not fit in. In this episode, we spend time with three inmates who for one reason or another simply dont fit in, and who each must make difficult decisions and take different paths in order to survive their time in...

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    Tuesday 16 June at 23:25 CAT
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  • Stress Box

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    Las Vegas can be full of vices-both legal and illegal. Break the law and you're hauled into the Clark County Detention Center, a sobering jail in the middle of the glitz and glam of the strip. But getting booked here punishes more than arrestees-family and friends on the outside often share the heartache of the jail sentence. Loved ones must navigate an intimidating world where details of what's happening behind bars are hard to find and visitation lasts only 30 minutes a day. It's this stress that can drive some families closer…and others apart.

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    Wednesday 17 June at 23:30 CAT
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  • Inmates vs. Officers

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    Just like Sin City, the Clark County Detention Center never sleeps. It's a round the clock operation, where challenges come daily. From feeding the inmates to combating riots, keeping the peace comes down to the officers-- but giving in to the control of the system is up to the inmates. In an environment where people's freedom has been taken from them, even the smallest rule must be followed or chaos can ensue.

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    Thursday 18 June at 23:20 CAT
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  • Truth And Lies

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    Clark County Detention Center is home to first timers and violent offenders - all waiting for their day in court. And whether it's through cases in court like Rosemary Vandecar or violations behind bars like Teddy Lacey, some inmates are always trying to beat the system. Each trying to fight the system in their own way, it is either up to the judicial system or Officers like Gabe Munoz to investigate and decide on an inmate's fate.

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    Friday 19 June at 23:25 CAT
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