Spend Thursday Nights Behind Bars With A&E

Sep 10, 2015 by Sarah Moffatt

Now that Beyond Scared Straight and Beyond Scared Straight: Extreme Teens are done for forever (or at least the foreseeable future), A&E is keeping audiences on lock-down with a new reality prison show on Thursday nights called Behind Bars: Rookie Year.

Behind Bars: The Rookie Years follows ten brand-new correctional officers at the Penitentiary of New Mexico through their day-to-day routines, highlighting the struggles each rookie goes through when first interacting with inmates. This is a recipe for yelling and fighting between inmates and officers, neither of whom seem to be scared of the other.

It’s hard to tell if what is happening is real or not on this show. The rookies are given an awful lot of responsibility their first day, to a... Read More

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