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  • Inside North Carolina Women's Prison

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    S 2 : Ep 09.14.07 - 9/14/07

    Don't let appearances fool you. Although it may look like a college campus, this maximum-security facility is home to more than 1100 inmates. The women held here have committed crimes ranging from theft to murder. Some will never again live life on the outside. MSNBC profiles some of the daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers doing hard time, and we hear about one of the topics many prisoners are reluctant to talk about: love between prisoners behind bars.moreless
  • The Criminal Mind

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 3/19/07

    How should we handle people who have served their time, but clearly remain a danger to themselves and others? In California, there is often a single answer: Atascadero State Hospital. It is sometimes a temporary, but often a permanent home to more than a thousand of the most violent murderers, child molesters and rapists -- men who have been forcibly committed for psychiatric treatment. Prison officials agreed to let MSNBC into the facility for a very rare glimpse of what it is like to live and work in what could easily be one of the most dangerous places in the country.moreless
  • The Inmate Diaries

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/19/07

    The Davis correctional facility in Holdenville, Oklahoma allowed 10 of its inmates a unique opportunity -- a chance to tell their own stories. Given small, easy-to-use cameras, these men shared their experiences -- how they wound up behind bars, and what they plan on doing when, or if, they get out. No interviewer, no script, no subject off-limits. These video diaries paint a portrait of individual tragedies and rebirths, run-ins with drugs and the law, and stories of crime and redemption.moreless
  • Inside Anamosa

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 3/19/07

    MSNBC goes inside this maximum security facility in eastern Iowa, home to the state's most violent offenders. Officials keep things under control here through a zero tolerance rule on infractions, sending inmates who break the rules to do hard time in "The Hole."moreless
  • Inside Stateville

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/19/07

    Go inside an Illinois prison that's always been home to some of the state's most violent criminals. Nearly half of the twenty-six hundred inmates are in for murder. One in four are serving time for the commission of violent crimes. Although convicts once challenged guards for control, MSNBC shows you how prison officials have been able to introduce reforms that keep the inmate population in check.moreless
  • Inside Utah State Prison

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 3/19/07

    Just south of Salt Lake City is the largest maximum-security facility in Utah. Covering almost 700 acres, it houses nearly 4000 inmates, more than one in ten of whom are women. It also has one of the most violent inmate populations in the country and is one of only three facilities in the United States that still offers the option of death by firing squad. MSNBC cameras take you inside the super maximum "jail within a prison." where some inmates choose to be housed to protect themselves from fellow prisoners.moreless
  • Inside Folsom Prison

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 3/19/07

    Inside the maximum security prison inmates call "the end of the world."
  • Inside Wabash

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 3/19/07

    This edition of Lockup, one of the most graphic and disturbing ever, profiles The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility. Situated in America's heartland among acres of Indiana cornfields, this prison houses not only the state's most violent offenders, but also a large population of the mentally ill. Approximately one third of the prisoners have been diagnosed with a mental illness. With the permission of medical and prison staff, and inmates as well, we take a look at the challenges of not only housing violent offenders, but also those with serious psychiatric needs.moreless
  • Return to Valley State

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 7/31/06

    Valley State Women's Prison in California is one of the largest all-female prisons in the world. We first visited in 2000. Here, we return to see if five years of reform have made any difference to this facility's chronic overcrowding, or its inmate abuse, drug addiction and violence.moreless
  • Inside Riverbend

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 5/24/06

    Just four miles from downtown Nashville are Tennessee's most violent offenders, and site of the state's only operating death chamber. Meet some of the inmates of Riverbend Maximum Security Prison, including one on death row who has no remorse for killing his four children. See first-hand the extreme measures prison staff take to control an explosive prison population.moreless
  • Return to Rikers

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 5/24/06

    See how the once-infamous Rikers Island jail has reinvented itself. Our cameras first went inside Rikers in 1999, when Bernard Kerik was the commissioner of the New York Department of Corrections. His get-tough policies resulted in a sharp drop in violence at Rikers Island, and a substantial reduction in the inmate population. This remarkable inside look shows how they did it.moreless
  • Inside San Quentin

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 5/24/06

    San Quentin State Prison in California is one of the most famous, most notorious penitentiaries in the world. It has a long and often violent history. But today its walls are crumbling, the institution itself is outdated, and inmate assaults are growing in number and severity. See life at San Quentin as you've never seen it before, including a rare look inside California's death row.moreless