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Beyond Scared Straight profiles the new approach to keeping today\'s teens from becoming tomorrow\'s prisoners. The power of the original Scared Straight! program has inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men\'s and women\'s prisons across the country. In many dramatic ways, these 21st Century programs are very different, because today\'s youth need a different approach 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 and backgrounds, ranging in age from 11-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars.\nIn the special 90-minute premiere episode, five at-risk teenaged girls get a close-up look at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, CA. In addition to the grueling day that\'s planned, the prison has arranged for an extended stay - a total of 72-hours in prison - for the teens if they can\'t convince the inmates they\'re going to make positive changes in their lives.\nEach 60-minute episode of Beyond Scared Straight will focus on a different prison program in the U.S., following 4 -5 at-risk teens. Viewers will follow them as they attend the program, experience their intensive one-day in-prison session and then follow up with them one-month later to see the lasting impressions the program has left on them.

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