Beyond Scared Straight
The original concept here is a really simple one - take a couple of troubled youths and sit them down with some prison inmates, let the youths see just where their lives could end up, what hardships they could face, and how much time they could end up doing. The original film has spawned a multitude of other works in the same vein, including this one which is being produced by the same man, Arnold Shapiro, who brought us that original. In the new show - which begins tonight with a 90 minute premiere - we're actually going to get a look at some new approaches to preventing crime among youths.
TV Network - A&E