‘Beyond Scared Straight’ Season 7, Episode 2: ‘Chester County, S.C.: Girls’
A larcenous teen uses a Taser on her enemies. Cameras capture a young brawler’s humiliating defeat. A loudmouth threatens to kill her teacher. A spoiled brat shoplifts and plays hooky.
A&E’s hit series Beyond Scared Straight profiles dramatic prison and jail deterrence programs aimed at keeping today’s at-risk teens from becoming tomorrow’s prisoners. Each one-hour episode focuses on a different existing “behind bars” program in the U.S. and follows four or five 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, ranging in age from 11-19, into intensive one-day “incarceration” sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars. Beyond Scared Straight is about transforming the lives of young people through hope and second chances.
Beyond Scared Straight season 7, episode 2 airs July 3 at 10 p.m. EDT on A&E.