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“Beyond Scared Straight” profiles dramatic prison and jail deterrence programs aimed at keeping today\'s at-risk teens from becoming tomorrow\'s prisoners. The series is inspired by \"Scared Straight!,\" the Academy Award and multiple Emmy-winning documentary film by Arnold Shapiro. Each one-hour episode focuses on a different existing “behind bars” program in the U.S. and follows four at-risk teens -- before they attend the program, throughout their day behind bars, immediately afterwards -- and then follows up with them one-month later to see the lasting impact of the experience on their lives. A combination of confrontation, information and communication, these youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ages 11 to 18, into intensive one-day \"incarceration\" sessions that show them the consequences of bad choices and criminal behavior.

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