Every murder has a motive and often the murder is committed by the least likely person.
Inside Orange County Jail confinement takes a dark turn for a light-hearted teenager, but provides a new beginning for an old bank robber, and a mother who has put drugs before her son gets another chance.
One of the fastest growing populations in American jails today: the mentally ill. It’s forcing lockups nationwide to scramble to deal with inmates they aren’t necessarily equipped to house.
Behind the bars of Maricopa County Jail.
Behind the bars of Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, run by controversial figure in the immigration battle.
An inmate takes his fights from the street to the halls of the jail, and his boyhood friend follows his example; two brothers turn to crime to support their habits, and now one faces the prospect of hitting the streets again.
A man accused of possessing child porn tries to salvage his relationship with his daughter and her children; deputies contend with an inmate on a mission.
At the Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Fla., an accused murderer in a high profile case tries to cash in on her notoriety and a convicted rapist loses his cool in court.
Inside the Bergen County Jail which lies just outside downtown Hackensack, N.J.; a gang leader's authority is challenged by another inmate.
A threat against an officer leads to a major shakedown; an alleged gang leader seems to attract trouble; a high-speed chase ends with the discovery of a murder victim.
High stakes dramas play out behind the walls of the Tulsa County Jail; a convicted sex offender is brutally assaulted; a repeat felon tries to join a gang.
An infamous inmate is booked into the jail after a daring prison escape, but the consequences he faces go well beyond legal punishment.
An inmate's troubled past leads to angry outbursts inside the jail; a young mother faces prison if she's found guilty of robbery.
A pregnant woman is charged with her husband's murder; an inmate, facing murder charges, pays the price when he disobeys orders; the story behind the orange underwear worn at the jail.
Kent County Jail’s cake is one of the most popular items at the facility, making it a source of tension between two inmates.
An inmate attempts to leave jail, the hard way; a female inmate, convicted of her fifth drunken driving charge, could lose everything; an outcast inmate's comment leads to violence.
The dangerous inmates of Level Six in the Penitentiary of New Mexico.
An inmate does battle with a real nightmare that is haunting his family; a new inmate faces a reckless homicide charge; a sheriff is booked into his own jail.
An inmate is assaulted; a young inmate gets a crash course on surviving in jail and prepares to suffer consequences of his actions.
Two different sides of the story after an assault leads to a bloody inmate; another inmate makes a daring escape; a violent inmate decides to change.