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    Sunday, 02/18/18

    A female inmate is accused of misconduct…then accuses an officer of the same. And an 18-year-old charged with murder faces both the judge and...his victim’s mother.

    • Sunday, 02/18/18
      A female inmate is accused of misconduct…then accuses an officer of the same. And an 18-year-old charged with murder faces both the judge and...his victim’s mother.
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    • Sunday, 02/18/18
      An inmate with a reputation for trouble takes on a no-nonsense warden and identical twins, segregated in separate housing units, find they can’t live with - or without - each other.
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    • Sunday, 02/11/18
      An inmate finds himself at the center of more than one battle, and he traces his problems back to the real-life nightmare that haunts his family.
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    • Sunday, 02/11/18
      The survivor of a vicious attack shares his story in the hopes that others will never commit such violence. But for another inmate, it’s too late to turn back the clock.
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    • Sunday, 02/04/18
      With its own zip code, almost 6,000 inmates, and more than 1500 staff members who walk through its gates every morning, a typical day in San Quentin is anything but typical.
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    • Sunday, 02/04/18
      San Quentin has one of the longest histories of violence. Speedy, a gang member turned informant, helps prison officials by showing how easily weapons can be made.
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    • Sunday, 01/28/18
      Alcohol is not allowed inside Indiana State Prison. But that doesn’t stop the inmates from making it, or correctional officers from confiscating it.
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    • Sunday, 01/28/18
      With the personal cameras provided by Lockup producers, ISP inmates share their feelings about life behind bars.
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Lockup: Killing Time

Lockup: Killing Time

02/04/18 11:59PM

With its own zip code, almost 6,000 inmates, and more than 1500 staff members who walk through its gates every morning, a typical day in San Quentin is anything but typical. watch

Lockup: San Quentin: Weapons 101

Lockup: San Quentin: Weapons 101

02/04/18 11:00PM

San Quentin has one of the longest histories of violence. Speedy, a gang member turned informant, helps prison officials by showing how easily weapons can be made. watch

Lockup Indiana

Lockup Indiana

01/28/18 11:59PM

With the personal cameras provided by Lockup producers, ISP inmates share their feelings about life behind bars. watch

Lockup Indiana

Lockup Indiana

01/28/18 11:00PM

Alcohol is not allowed inside Indiana State Prison. But that doesn’t stop the inmates from making it, or correctional officers from confiscating it. watch

Lockup Wichita: The Keeper

Lockup Wichita: The Keeper

02/08/17 07:38PM

In Wichita’s Sedgewick County Jail Luis Alvarado exchanges his artwork for commissary snacks purchased by other inmates. watch

Lockup Wichita: Race Relations

Lockup Wichita: Race Relations

01/25/17 01:18PM

In Wichita’s Sedgwick County Jail there is no racial segregation in the housing units, but if inmate Jason Galliart had his way, that policy would change. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Starz...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Starz and Zillas

12/23/15 11:49AM

With so many rival gangs inside the Sacramento County Jail, separating enemies remains a constant challenege for gang investigators. Don’t miss the all-new Lockup episode “Starz and Zillas” premiering this Saturday at 11pm ET/8pm PT on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Starz...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Starz and Zillas – Culinary...

12/23/15 11:48AM

Under the expert instruction of Chef Bui, Sacramento County Jail inmates have the opportunity to take part in a culinary arts course where they can learn skills that help prepare them for a job in the outside world. The all-new Lockup Sacramento episode “Starz and Zillas” premieres Saturday at 11pm ET/8pm PT on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – The...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – The Eyes Have It

12/23/15 11:47AM

Sacramento may be the capital of the nation’s most populous state, but it is also frequently called the “Meth Capital of the country.” See why in the all-new Lockup episode premiering Saturday, December 26th at 10pm ET/7pm PT on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – The...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – The Force LaForce – Ron Smith

12/10/15 02:01PM

As the re-entry specialist at Sacramento County’s Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, Ron Smith is tasked with helping inmates prepare for life outside of jail, in the hope they will not return. But for Ron, fixing the recidivism problem goes beyond a professional duty — it’s personal — as he, too, was once a revolving door inmate. watch

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