Lockdown Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Lockdown: Season 4 (2009 - 2015)

  • Season 4 Episode 12: Newbies and Lifers
  • Season 4 Episode 11: Scam City

    A look behind the scenes at some of the country's most secure prisons and how inmates are passing drugs, weapons and deadly orders.

  • Season 4 Episode 10: Blood on the Border

    Violent murders escalate in Juarez, making it the murder capital of Mexico.

  • Season 4 Episode 9: Chaos in California

    Life inside Sacramento County Jail, a dangerously understaffed and overcrowded facility where violence could boil over because of an ever-growing gang presence

  • Season 4 Episode 8: Officers Under Siege

    Life inside Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Florida, which admits around 74,000 inmates awaiting trail each year for a variety of offences - and the large number of prisoners entering the facility means staff often struggle to maintain order

  • Season 4 Episode 7: San Antonio Gang War

    Inside Bexar County Adult Detention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Primarily housing people awaiting trial or sentencing, the jail's population can rise to nearly 4,000 on any given day - and its 900 staff sometimes struggle to keep control of the facility

  • Season 4 Episode 6: Gang Central

    The inmates of the Denver County Jail in Colorado prepare to move to a new facility. Tensions rise in anticipation of a potential jail-break, and when a huge stash of makeshift weapons is found in one of the units, the guards get ready for the worst

  • Season 4 Episode 5: Shanks and Shakedowns

    Behind the scenes at Cuyahoga County Jail in Cleveland, Ohio, where more than 2,000 people are held while awaiting trial on charges including drug dealing, robbery, rape and murder. The documentary explores the work of the institution's special response unit, which is trying to crack down on a new gang that has started to target other inmates

  • Season 4 Episode 4: Inside a Mexican Prison

    Life inside a prison in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, that houses many violent inmates involved in the drug trade

  • Season 4 Episode 3: Chaos Control

    Examining life behind bars at St Louis County Jail, where officers deal with more than 30,000 people on remand and awaiting trial each year

  • Season 4 Episode 2: Sex Offenders

    An insight into the challenges facing officers at Fremont Correctional Facility in Colorado, as they try to contain and control the inmates, of which 1400 are sex offenders

  • Season 4 Episode 1: Female Felons

    Maryland struggles to contain all of its female felons in one prison, the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.

Lockdown: Season 3 (2008 - 2009)

  • Season 3 Episode 4: Alaska Bush Troopers

    Documentary providing an insight into the work of those in charge of maintaining law and order in Alaska, a vast and sometimes roadless region, where crime rates have soared

  • Season 3 Episode 3: Kids Behind Bars

    Examining the innovative Youthful Offender System in Colorado, which provides juvenile felons with the opportunity of rehabilitation to avoid being sent to adult prisons

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Women on the Edge

    Officers and counselors at Wayne County Jail in Detroit struggle to rehabilitate female offenders and keep them from returning to crime.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: Life on the Outside

    A man who was convicted of armed robbery and spent 14 years in prison is released, but life on the outside proves even tougher than the dangerous world he is leaving behind

Lockdown: Season 2 (2007 - 2008)

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Surviving Stateville

    The Stateville Correctional Center in Illinois is one of America's most perilous prisons, with 60 percent of the inmates serving time for murder and 20 percent for rape and other violent crimes.

  • Season 2 Episode 6: County Jail

    A look inside Multnomah County Detention Centre in Oregon, a maximum security jail located in downtown Portland. The booking department takes in more than 100 inmates per day and the prison lacks the space, staff and resources to cope with the influx. Weekend nights bring the most activity, when people who are mostly drunk, on drugs or both stream through its doors - often in a state of distress and not scared to express their frustration

  • Season 2 Episode 5: First Timers

    A look inside Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Iowa, a medium security prison built on 60 acres of land, where young offenders have a tough time in the cellblocks and the yard at the hands of gang members. Designed on a campus model, the structure has administration and treatment buildings, while the living quarters are divided into units to provide easier supervision and control of the inmates

    Saturday 5th December 12:00pm EST - WUSADT3
  • Season 2 Episode 4: Inmate U

    New recruits at the understaffed Wyoming State Penitentiary face the challenges of training, manipulative inmates and working in a prison with a history of violence.

    Saturday 28th November 1:00pm EST - WUSADT3
  • Season 2 Episode 3: Tent City

    Outnumbered guards use military-like discipline and force to stay in control in the Tent City jail in the Arizona desert.

    Saturday 28th November 12:00pm EST - WUSADT3
  • Season 2 Episode 2: Newbies

    A look inside Wyoming State Penitentiary - a prison which is understaffed and overcrowded - from the perspective of three new staff members. They face the daily challenges of officer training and learning to cope with manipulative inmates as well as the dangerous environment - where escape and murder are a reality

  • Season 2 Episode 1: Gang vs. Family

    Behind the bars of Utah State Prison, where small, homegrown gangs battle larger, national groups to gain territory. Loyalty is an essential feature in each group, with membership handed down through the generations

Lockdown: Season 1 (2006 - 2007)

  • Season 1 Episode 6: Total Control

    The battle for control inside the Alexander Correctional Institution, North Carolina - a prison known for its high security and strict rules and regulations. Assistant superintendent Keith Whitener reveals how he deals with gang activity, while officer Larry Carver discusses controlling the traffic of inmates within their block. Last in the series

  • Season 1 Episode 5: Women Behind Bars

    Staff and inmates' accounts of life inside the walls of California's Valley State Prison for Women, which holds 3,900 of the most dangerous female prisoners in the state system. One inmate, who is held in the high-security Administrative Segregation section, having assaulted a cellmate, talks about her experiences, while another who is soon to be released reveals her fears of returning to the outside

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Gang War

    Prisoners discuss the terrifying conditions of California's notorious Salinas Valley State Prison, where an estimated 70 per cent of inmates were gang members on the outside and mergers take place to form racial armies. Mass battles take place in the violent C yard, inhabited by leaders who order assaults, riots and murders to be carried out by 'foot soldiers'

  • Season 1 Episode 3: Inside Maximum Security

    Series going behind the doors of America's most dangerous prisons, focusing in this episode on Minnesota's Oak Park Heights, part of a new breed of Supermax institutions reserved for some of the country's worst-behaved criminals. Surprisingly, many of the convicted rapists, murderers and arsonists are allowed to leave their cells during the day

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Predators Behind Bars

    Gang leader Diedreikus Albert reveals how convicts get their hands on contraband behind bars in Ohio's Lebanon Correctional Institute, which contains more than 2,000 of the state's most dangerous men. Plus, a new inmate who is serving seven years for involuntary manslaughter shares his fears and a 23-year-old who is about to be sworn in as a correctional officer talks about the challenges of the job

  • Season 1 Episode 1: Gangland

    A look at life inside California's Pelican Bay State Prison. The facility houses the state's most violent offenders, and is populated by numerous gang members. Once inside, supporters of organisations including the Nazi Low Riders and the Black Guerillas continue to wage war on each other. However, the authorities are determined to destroy the leaders' communication networks and foster an environment that will encourage informants to emerge

Lockdown: Other Episodes

  • La Guerre des gangs à Salinas Valley

    Rival gangs go to war in prison.

  • Inmate to Ex-Con
  • Running Out of Room

    With approximately 3500 new bookings per month, the jail lacks the space, the staff and the resources to accommodate its prisoners.

  • Utah State Prison

    Gang wars have spilled into the state's only maximum security prison

  • Alaskan Outback

    In the Alaskan outback, alcohol abuse is devastating communities and sending crime rates through the roof.

  • Ironwood State Prison

    A look inside Ironwood Correctional Facility, located in the California desert, where the problems of overcrowding and staff shortages are compounded by the intense heat. Although a self-improvement programme is offered to the inmates, those that choose to take part face opposition from gang members, often leading to riots in the prison yard

  • Inside the Kill Fence

    Inmates go to great lengths to try to break out of Colorado's Sterling Correctional Facility.

  • Most Dangerous Women
  • Oz: Maximum Security

    Casuarina Maximum Security is the toughest jail in Western Australia and was the site of the bloodiest prison riot in the history of Australia.

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