Beyond Scared Straight produced by Arnold Shapiro, profiles the new approach to keeping todayâ€™s teens from becoming tomorrowâ€™s prisoners. The power of the original Scared Straight! program has inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in menâ€™s and womenâ€™s prisons across the country. And in many dramatic ways, these 21st Century programs are very different, because todayâ€™s youth need a different approach â€“ a combination of confrontation, information and communication to try to reach these at-risk kids. These youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ranging in age from 11-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars.
Premiere Date: Jan/13/2011