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    Sunday, 09/16/18

    In this hour, the jail responds with force after an officer is assaulted and inmates attempt escape. An 18-year old shoots her father to death then finds a surrogate mother on the inside.

    • Sunday, 09/16/18
      In this hour, the jail responds with force after an officer is assaulted and inmates attempt escape. An 18-year old shoots her father to death then finds a surrogate mother on the inside.
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    • Sunday, 09/16/18
      Every once in a while, Lockup producers will meet an inmate who has recognized the futility of their past catching up to them.
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    • Sunday, 09/09/18
      The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Jail has a daily population of about 2,000 men and women charged with anything from minor crimes to capitol murder.
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    • Sunday, 09/09/18
      Even for inmates serving hard time, love can be a strong motivator. But in prison, reaching out to others can be a dicey proposition.
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    • Sunday, 09/02/18
      Inmates have been dreaming up new ways to smuggle in contraband since Corcoran opened its doors in 1988.
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    • Sunday, 09/02/18
      Bad decisions have landed thousands of inmates in Corcoran. Once in prison, they’ve got two choices, do their time and go home…Or become even more destructive on the inside.
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Lockup Hugs not Drugs

Lockup Hugs not Drugs

09/02/18 11:59PM

Inmates have been dreaming up new ways to smuggle in contraband since Corcoran opened its doors in 1988. watch

Lockup Road to Redemption

Lockup Road to Redemption

09/02/18 01:00AM

Bad decisions have landed thousands of inmates in Corcoran. Once in prison, they’ve got two choices, do their time and go home…Or become even more destructive on the inside. 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

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Taming...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Taming Wild – AB-109

12/03/15 03:43PM

A controversial California law, known as AB-109, provides inmates with on-the job training and other privileges to help them succeed on the outside, while also decreasing the state prison population. Some inmates, however, see definite downsides to the law.  The all-new Lockup Sacramento episode premieres Saturday at 10pm ET/7pm PT on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Taming...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Taming Wild

12/03/15 03:42PM

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has developed a program where inmates can train wild horses and learn new skills under the expert eye of ranch director Joe Misner. Tune into MSNBC on Saturday at 10pm ET/7pm PT to catch the all-new Lockup Sacramento episode. watch

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For over 16 years MSNBC's "Lockup" has taken viewers inside prisons and jails across America and around the world.