Since when we’re the prisoners allowed to touch the kids?
Rumors lead to violence when proud, gay teen Cedric, 15, beats a fellow classmate, sending her to the hospital and him to Fulton County Jail, GA, where he gets an eye-opening lesson in restraint.
“Beyond Scared Straight” follows teens who pride themselves on bad behavior ranging from theft, drugs, promiscuity, gang affiliation, violence and arson. These defiant teens are forced to spend a day (and sometimes a night) in jail, interacting with convicted felons who give them first-hand experience of life behind bars with the hope that they see where the path of destruction they are headed down could lead them. Since the series’ inception in 2009, ‘Beyond Scared Straight’ has profiled 331 teens in crime prevention programs in 29 prisons and jails across the county.