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    Saturday, 10/14/17

    First-time inmates look like they should be in class instead of sitting with incarcerated men and women. We have our first timers too: the young assistants who keep the rest of the crew going.

    • Saturday, 10/14/17
      First-time inmates look like they should be in class instead of sitting with incarcerated men and women. We have our first timers too: the young assistants who keep the rest of the crew going.
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    • Saturday, 10/14/17
      Maricopa County predominantly contain those awaiting trial. It’s a world where tensions run high. For a mother and son accused of a heinous murder, the drama can be overwhelming.
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    • Saturday, 10/14/17
      It’s a female housing unit with a reputation, one that inmates call a "big sorority house" with a twist. But G Dorm is about to turn one new inmate’s life upside down.
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    • Saturday, 10/14/17
      For some, addiction leads to serious crimes in order to support their habits. For others, it means a revolving door to jail with seemingly no end in sight.
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    • Saturday, 09/30/17
      Time can be an inmate’s worst enemy. Some find constructive, if not unusual ways to fill it. And then there are those who can only hopelessly watch it tick away.
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    • Saturday, 09/30/17
      In every prison cell, we find harrowing stories, and unique personalities. They all share one thing in common: footwork. The path to a good story is a little less obvious.
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    • Saturday, 09/23/17
      Before any inmate sees the inside of a prison, he has most likely first seen the inside of a jail. And nothing about jail is for the faint of heart.
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    • Saturday, 09/23/17
      Drama unfolds as a father and son try to reconcile a violent past. Meanwhile, two inmates resort to drastic action to stand out among their peers.
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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

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento - 352,955...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento - 352,955 Days To Life –...

11/24/15 11:56AM

Incarcerated since the age of 17, inmate Jiles Wallace was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Now, twenty years later, a new California law could change his fate forever. To see more of Wallace’s story, tune into the all-new Lockup Sacramento episode Saturday at 10pm ET/7pm PT on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Purple...

Lockup Extended Stay: Sacramento – Purple Pain

11/19/15 05:24PM

War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Ryan Sobel now finds himself in the Sacramento County Jail, where he awaits trial on a number of charges. The all-new Lockup Extended Stay season begins Saturday at 10pm ET on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Raw: SEG – I’m Not A Monster

Lockup Raw: SEG – I’m Not A Monster

11/13/15 11:17AM

Inmate Christ Trotter has survived living in solitary confinement for nearly a decade. Locked in his cell 23 hours per day, Trotter tells us about the experience. To see more of Trotter’s story, tune into the all-new Lockup Raw episode airing Saturday, November 14th at 10PM ET/7PM PT. watch

Lockup Raw: SEG

Lockup Raw: SEG

11/13/15 11:14AM

Segregation takes an emotional toll on most of the inmates we meet, and the restrictions of each solitary unit vary widely depending upon the jail. In the case of the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, our Lockup field team came across a level of confinement that surpassed most of the jails we have visited. Don’t miss the all-new Lockup Raw... watch

MSNBC Launches Lockup 360

11/12/15 12:48PM

For the first time, Lockup is no longer confined by the screen. MSNBC and Ovrture have created a virtual reality app, which puts viewers inside America’s jails and takes one of TV’s most immersive series to a breathtaking new level. read more

Experience “Lockup 360”

Experience “Lockup 360”

11/12/15 11:35AM

“Lockup 360” allows you to become captivated by a world behind bars. Check out the VR experience bringing you closer to an American jail. watch

Lockup Raw: The Little Things

Lockup Raw: The Little Things

11/06/15 05:12PM

Caption: A window to the outside world can be a blessing and a curse for inmates at the Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, Texas. Tune in tonight at 10pm to catch this week’s premiere, “Lockup Raw: The Little Things”. watch

Lockup Raw: The Little Things – Cookies

Lockup Raw: The Little Things – Cookies

11/06/15 05:04PM

Ever suspected a co-worker of snatching one of your cookies? When that happens behind bars, it can lead to big trouble. “Lockup Raw: The Little Things” premieres Saturday night at 10pm ET on MSNBC. watch

Lockup Raw: The Ties That Bind – The Tale...

Lockup Raw: The Ties That Bind – The Tale of Truvey

10/28/15 01:48PM

There’s no telling where certain stories will twist and turn on Lockup. But for our director of photography, Brian Kelly, some stories seem to follow him home, tails wagging and all. To see the rest of the story, tune into an all-new Lockup Raw on Saturday at 10PM ET. 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.