Have you seen Beyond Scared Straight?

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Have you seen Beyond Scared Straight?

Falsepast Falsepast
It's a show where they take kids on the verge of going to jail, and show them what jail is really like.
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Total votes: 47
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08/18/2012
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spookycutie spookycutie
I think I saw one episode once, didn't care for it...but maybe I'm thinking of the wrong thing.
08/18/2012
Feisty Feisty
no i haven't. sounds somewhat interesting though.
08/18/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I haven't watched it, but I remember the original Scared Straight from the 80s.
08/18/2012
pirata pirata
i heard about the program, but never saw the show
08/18/2012
Rossie Rossie
Checked the show out, but not interested in it.
08/18/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I've seen it. It's not really my type of show.
08/18/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I saw like a couple episodes but did not really care to much for it
08/18/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I've never watched it.
08/18/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
It's a show where they take kids on the verge of going to jail, and show them what jail is really like.
I don't find it that effective but it's interesting.
08/18/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
I watched it last night. There was a female prisoner yelling at this boys face, angry because she wanted that kid to have a chance at life. She said her son got shot in the head because he was getting into gangs/drugs and that he reminded her so much of her son. She was crying and begging him to change his ways. She told him to be strong for his mom because she's the only one he's got and to remember that if he was in jail his mom would be on her own ect. The boy broke down and cried and it was really emotional. I think (hopefully) that it changed his mind about things. I think it might be effective for some kids but other kids seem like a lost cause. The really bad ones that laugh at adults and have no respect at all are just... I don't think they can be helped! They're so bad! But you never know, people can change if they really want to.
08/18/2012
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
Quote:
Originally posted by VioletMoonstone
I watched it last night. There was a female prisoner yelling at this boys face, angry because she wanted that kid to have a chance at life. She said her son got shot in the head because he was getting into gangs/drugs and that he reminded her so ...
I hope it will be effective for some kids!
08/18/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have seen a couple episodes.
08/18/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
nope never seen it
08/18/2012
amazon amazon
I hate reality crap
08/18/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
I don't watch reality tv.
08/19/2012
Terri69 Terri69
Haven't seen it
08/19/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I have seen it and this is about the ONLY reality show I can sit an watch. I have seen the one where a daughter went through the program at the same facility her mom was already incarcerated at. Some of those kids don't care no matter what they see or hear on the inside of that place. I have even seen them be taken into the dark showers an told they would be jumped,beat and taken advantage of an some of them kids just laugh. I say if parents were so scared to spank them kids wouldn't be this way!! Just my opinions of course but also it helps if the parent is in the child's life.
08/19/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I haven't watched it, but I remember the original Scared Straight from the 80s.
I've seen the original too. The new one I haven't seen. My partner watched it though, I know he was really into it.
08/19/2012
hjtee hjtee
It's an alright show. I don't plan ahead to watch it, but if nothing else is on, it's pretty good.
08/19/2012
kims89 kims89
I love that show. I think it's a great way to give kids that need it, a reality check.
08/19/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I like the show, but I'm interested in anything dealing with the criminal justice system.
08/20/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
No I haven't even heard of it before.
08/20/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I did see it for the first time yesterday. There have been a lot of shows like this one. One they they don't do; follow the kids for years to see if they re-offend, if they graduate High School, if they get jobs or go to college. They usually just follow them for a few weeks and that isn't long enough to know if the program works.

I have no idea if these programs work in real life or not.
08/20/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I saw this for the first time this weekend because my husband was watching it.
08/20/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
It's a show where they take kids on the verge of going to jail, and show them what jail is really like.
I've seen it a couple of times. I have worked in a jail setting, and it is very accurate how things work in there. If it deters only a few, it's an effective program.
08/20/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
Never saw it.
08/20/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
hell yeah I love that show...
08/21/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Never heard of this. It doesn't sound like something I would watch.
08/21/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
It's a show where they take kids on the verge of going to jail, and show them what jail is really like.
nope
08/21/2012
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