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Beyond Scared Straight 

'Beyond Scared Straight!' will once again show young offender intervention programs, only these have evolved since 'scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task.' Each of the four episodes ... See full summary »
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Samuel Robinson Samuel Robinson ...  Himself - Public Information Officer - San Quentin 1 episode, 2011
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'Beyond Scared Straight!' will once again show young offender intervention programs, only these have evolved since 'scaring teens is no longer as easy of a task.' Each of the four episodes will focus on a different prison program, following a group of at-risk teens and preteens going through the program and then catching up with them one month later. Written by Anonymous

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In prison for a day to stay out for life.

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Only reason Beyond Scared Straight is softer than then the Original Version.
3 June 2013 | by djadrianleighSee all my reviews

OK so back in 1978 when the world was a bit more naive about everything along came a TV Documentary Film called Scared Straight. First time ever two of the big cusswords that you just did not say on television was used. The Host/Narrator was Detective Columbo himself, Peter Falk. This was followed by Scared Straight 10 Years Later and 20 Years Later. The original Scared Straight inspired Jails and Prisons across the USA to start up their own version of the same program.

Currently a made for TV version called Beyond Scared Straight is playing on A&E TV. Not as hard as the original version but it does the job of conveying what needs to be conveyed. Only reason this version seems a bit on the tame side is the fact A&E is owned by Disney Studios. If this show were to have been taken to say HBO or Showtime then it would be a no holds barred in your face version that brings back the harder elements that made the original version of Scared Straight work.

The A&E Version has proved to be a success but also has drawn severe criticism for it's supposed endangering of the young juvenile offenders or "At Risk Teens" as they are called in pc terms. IMO Scared Straight is not hard enough for my liking.

Today's teens are not like the teens of the 80s and 90s. Today they are smart mouth eye rolling idiots. Their parents are the children of my generation the 70s. Todays kids are raised on the idea that they would not be raised like the way grandma and grandpa did their parents. Their parents came from the old school home discipline ideology of "You're Grounded" and "Your dad is gonna put a belt strapping on your backside when he gets home."


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