Jail

Crime & Investigation Network – Saturdays from 12 April, 7.30pm

Each year more than 14 million people are arrested in the US, yet most of us have little idea what goes on behind the locked gates and cell doors. CI has unprecedented access to life inside the walls of America’s jails, and across 13 episodes they chart the trials and tribulations of the professional Corrections Officers and the people they guard. Maintaining order, while handling an unending stream of newly arrested suspects, is key to managing America’s increasingly crowded jails, where detainees, who are arrested for something as minor as a parking ticket, or as serious as ‘Murder 1’, will often find themselves sharing a cell. Like Cops, this new series offers a unique insight into a world that is normally hidden from view, where the stories and characters are as compelling as they are real.

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