Beyond Scared Straight

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 1 April, 7.30pm

The first Ultimate Jousting Championship is about to begin, marking the culmination of Knights of Mayhem leader Charlie Andrews’ dream of turning jousting into the next professional extreme sport. Twenty-year veteran jouster Talon McKenna is coming out of retirement to participate in the event. Veteran jouster Dustin Stephens has been jousting since he was a child and will be joining the tournament with hopes of winning big. Members of the Knights of Mayhem will also be attending the event including Brian Stephenson who is fresh off his first victory over Charlie Andrews.

CRIME & INVESTIGATION – Sundays from 1 April, 4.30pm

Beyond Scared Straight profiles the new approach in keeping today’s teens from becoming tomorrow’s prisoners. The power of the original “Scared Straight” program has inspired dozens of inmate-run intervention programs in men’s and women’s prisons across the country. In many dramatic ways, these 21st Century programs are very different, because today’s youth need a different approach – it’s a combination of confrontation, information and compassion to try to reach these at-risk kids. These youthful offender programs put boys and girls of all ethnicities, ranging in age from 11-18, into intensive one-day in-prison sessions that show them the realities of life behind bars.