Lockup Extended Stay

MSNBC Premiered Jan 01, 2007 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Season 9
    • Trials and Tribulations
      Unlike prisons that house individuals convicted of crime, jails like Maricopa County predominantly contain those accused of a crime and awaiting trial. But the challenge of maintaining order in this world is every bit as great. It's a world where tensions run high. And for a mother and son accused of a heinous murder, the daily drama can be overwhelming.moreless
    • Identity Crisis
      Identity Crisis
      Episode 5
      No matter the circumstances that brought them there, Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona, will have a profound effect on who the inmates will become. And for some, their time in jail will reveal their true nature.
    • High Stakes
      High Stakes
      Episode 4
      In one of Maricopa's primary men's facilities, the Fourth Avenue Jail, when inmates are not in their small, two-person cells, they can work out in an indoor rec room, or in the common area between their cells. But every afternoon, many of the inmates shift focus from their bodies to their bank accounts. Since inmates are not allowed access to cash, they have another way to pay gambling debts. The losers must purchase snacks or other items from the jail canteen for the winners. They pay for canteen through debit accounts that friends or relatives on the outside deposit money into. But a losing hand can bring serious consequences.moreless
    • Heatwave
      Episode 3
      Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona is a jail made famous by its Tent City and outspoken sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Now it's at the center of a new storm. There's a cordoned off area of Tent City called O Yard. It's a place where the future is not so clear. A lot of the public calls this "The Immigration Yard" because 80 percent of the inmates there are undocumented. Maricopa has always been a controversial jail, but these O Yard inmates, who will most likely be deported, have thrust it into its most heated conflict yet. And while our producers were there, 5,000 protesters organized a march on the jail to express their anger. Arpaio's critics accuse him of directing his deputies to sweep neighborhoods for illegal immigrants who might not otherwise be breaking any laws. But Arpaio denies that he racially profiles or that his deputies arrest people without cause.moreless
    • Chain Reaction
      Episode 2
      Located on the top floor of Maricopa County's Fourth Avenue Jail Facility, are the highest-security male housing units. These inmates have either committed violent acts in the jail or have been identified as gang members. And like all inmates at Maricopa, some are awaiting trial while others have been convicted and are appealing their verdicts or sentences. They are isolated in very stark cells 23 hours a day and get one hour of rec time in an empty concrete room with a skylight located right next door to their cells. Without the distraction of television, radio or a cellmate, even the most hardened criminals can break under the pressure. One gang member makes a desperate cry for help by putting a noose around his neck, then says, "I just need somebody to talk to." And on the other side of the jail, completely isolated from other inmates, Maricopa's four most dangerous women form a notorious sisterhood.moreless
    • Daddy's Girl
      Daddy's Girl
      Episode 1
      It's a female housing unit with a reputation, one that inmates call "a party" and a "big sorority house" with a twist. But G Dorm at Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona is about to turn one new inmate's life upside down.
  • Season 1