HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Inmates at three Maryland prisons are featured in A&E’s reality TV show, “Beyond Scared Straight.”

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says A&E taped episodes at the Maryland Correctional Institution at Hagerstown, the Maryland Correctional Institution at Jessup and the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup.

Producer Arnold Shapiro also made the Oscar-winning 1978 documentary, “Scared Straight.” The film showed hardened criminals lecturing troubled youths about prison life.

Shapiro says the TV series is different from the film because it features one-on-one counseling between the youths and the inmates.

The show airs on Thursdays.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. willie man hanging says:

    This thread does not publish the truth & is phony.

  2. Yaar says:

    I listened to the Medved inevrtiew. Very interesting … I’m always amazed at the moon bats that call into these shows and how they pretend that they are right. Suureeee. I think a lot of people knew that another terrorist attack was going to happen. Everyone knew. And this includes everyone from the New York District Attorney’s Office, to the NYPD/FDNY, the Port Authority, FBI, CIA, NSA and the White House. Communication could have been better and also I think our immigration system allowed these people to be let in. For example, Ali A. Mohamed who knew basically all the details about the 9/11 attack, was able to get into the country after ratting out the CIA and being a known Egyptian radical. He then approached the US Army, he was accepted, he was assigned to the Special Forces, he left the country to fight in Afghanistan … participated in a US Army video on the Middle East where he flaunted his radical views … no one did anything. He left the Army eventually, went to Brooklyn, left the country several times after that. He then found the FBI, ratted them out as well. AND then he brought back several of the people involved in the 93 WTC attack (after training OBL). When the Canadians detained him, who did they call? Well … the FBI of course, and they let him go. That’s what the problem was. 9/11 was going to happen. I think we see that if the terrorists aren’t successful the first time, they will try again. It took them two times to bring down the towers and the surrounding builidngs next to them. They tried once to bring down planes in the Pacific and then they tried to do it again over the Atlantic. We may not be able to prevent the next wave either if people continue to sabatoge the work that our men and women are doing every day to protect our country.Plus the CIA isn’t suppose to be involved with things that happen here in the US but overseas. In recent years, that’s changed a bit, there are more FBI offices popping up around the world.

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