10 reprobates are packed off to a notorious prison set in the heart of the Arizona desert for a short, sharp, shock back to the right side of the law. They mix with the prison's hardened criminals, live in Tent City and are subject to the rules of prison life. It's their last chance to redeem themselves but will it be enough to send these bad boys straight?
Behind Bars - S01:E01
In a unique experiment a group of British men have signed up to become inmates in a real American prison. It's their last chance to get back on the straight and narrow. The Brits arrive in America to be met by a welcome from hell. They are stripped of their possessions and transported to 'Tent City' to begin their sentences. But with hundreds of hostile American convicts waiting for them, will all the Brits make it through the night?
Behind Bars - S01:E02
After a hostile night locked up in Tent City, a notorious jail known as the 'Alcatraz of Arizona', the British lads make first contact with the convicts who have made their lives a living hell, and the regime is too tough for some of them to handle. But worse is in store when they are taken to the secure unit - and join a real Chain Gang.
Behind Bars - S01:E03
The Brits make a shocking discovery whilst doing hard labour on the Chain Gang in the blistering desert heat. They are taken to a high security facility to come face to face with a neo-nazi killer but some of the lads are unwilling to follow the strict rules of America's toughest jail and risk being sent packing.
Behind Bars - S01:E04
The lads learn a harsh truth about the prison slop and Dan gets everyone in serious trouble when he is caught stealing from the Sheriff. The Brits are challenged in ways they've never imagined when they have to bury dead bodies.
Behind Bars - S01:E05
The lads are pushed to breaking point on the Chain Gang, clearing a homeless camp under the ever watchful gaze of Officer Siladji, ex-special forces. After days of simmering tension war finally breaks out between the Brits and Americans when the Brits break an unwritten rule of prison conduct.
Behind Bars - S01:E06
The British inmates are taken to meet Eddie 'Chunky' Munoz, a gang member awaiting trial for murder. Will it be enough to scare them straight? The lads work at the animal cruelty shelter and discover that Sheriff Joe Arpaio treats his dogs better than his inmates.
Behind Bars - S01:E07
Whilst scrubbing gang graffiti in one of Arizona's toughest crime ghettos, there are serious repercussions for one unlucky inmate caught trying to smuggle a cigarette back into jail. That night the jail SWAT team conduct a surprise raid on the British tent searching for illegal contraband, regardless of which bodily orifice it may be hidden.
Behind Bars - S01:E08
After weeks of incarceration in Tent City, America's toughest jail, the Brits come to the end of their jail sentences and can almost taste freedom. But there's still one last surprise in store and James learns of shocking news from home.
1 Hour Special
This one hour special contains the best bits' of the series plus a look at where the Brits are now and how the experience affected them. Have they mended their bad ways or fallen back into old habits? Did America's toughest jail scare them straight?
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