Lockdown: Behind Bars

National Geographic
Lockdown: Behind Bars

Synopsis

LOCKDOWN plunges head-first into the gritty world of America's most dangerous prisons. It's an unprecedented immersion into life behind bars; up-close and personal with some of the most hardened criminals in the world.

Episodes

  • Surviving Stateville

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    Built in 1925 and aging badly, Stateville Correctional is a dangerous place filled with dangerous men, nearly all serving 20 years minimum.

  • Inmate To Ex-Con

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    Prison is hard, but getting out can be even harder. Most inmates leave with less than $200, needing a job and a bed before the cash runs out.

  • Women On The Edge - Detroit

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    A new scheme working exclusively with drug-addicted prostitutes aims to help those who turned to crime as a result of their traumatic childhoods.

  • Kids Behind Bars

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    Colorado's Youthful Offender System aims to break down criminal habits and gang mentalities, from first-time convicts to street-savvy veterans.

  • Alaska Bush Troopers

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    Prison testimonies and in-depth interviews with hardened guards bring you a taste of life in some of the most brutal jails in the United States.

  • Sex Offenders

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    Prisoner testimonies and interviews with hardened guards give you a taste of life in some of the most brutal jails in the United States.

  • Most Dangerous Women

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    Prisoner testimonies tell the tale of life behind bars in Maryland's only women prison, Jessop's MCIW, which houses a range of dangerous felons.