You’ve seen ’em do the crime, now see ’em get the time. From John Langley, producer of the groundbreaking Cops, comes the next big law enforcement reality series Jail. Shot on location in cities across the U.S., Jail follows prison inmates from their initial booking through their first moments behind bars. Each episode captures the harsh and sometimes humorous reality of what happens to criminals after they’re caught. If its groundbreaking, its on MyNetworkTV
The Philippine jail known for a viral Michael Jackson dance video comes under the management of an ex-convict, sparking controversy and criticism.
County Jail takes you deep inside some of the toughest jails in America. In this series, we take you to jails in Miami, Las Vegas, and Oakland, where inmates are facing life, or, sometimes, death. It’s a world where guilt and innocence hang in the balance – breeding tension, desperation, and the never-ending threat of violence.
Observational documentary series filmed over six months in one of New York’s toughest jails. Located 150 miles north of Manhattan, Albany County Jail sees petty thieves mix with hardened gangsters, drug addicts and multiple murderers while they wait for their cases to go to court. Conditions are seriously tough – even though, in the eyes of the law, the inmates are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Headed up by Sheriff Craig Apple and his team of 240 dedicated Correctional Officers, the jail accommodates over a thousand men and women across 22 different housing units. While the average stay in Albany is just 42 days – those accused of the most serious crimes can expect to be there for a year or more. In Albany, you are more than twice as likely to be a victim of violent crime compared to New York City. The Hudson River, running through the city marks out rival gang territory, and law enforcement face ongoing battles against the ruthless gang members from the opposing Bloods and Crips taking shots at each other to secure their drug trade. America is currently suffering a heroin epidemic. From addicts stealing or prostituting themselves to fund their habit to the gun-toting gang-bangers plaguing the city’s streets with shootings, murder and mayhem – many of those in custody at Albany are there for drug related crimes. Once inside jail, inmates are categorized according to their level of risk. Level One inmates are non-violent and may be in for petty crimes: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), drug possession, failure to pay a fine… one inmate was facing a week behind bars for stealing a frozen chicken, another for the theft of a shopping trolley. Level 4 inmates are held on the maximum-security tier. Here, the 8ft by 7ft barred cells offer no privacy – and few home comforts. This part of the jail is an intimidating place to call home - with gang rivalries often spilling over from the streets, only the toughest will survive.
Former FBI agent John Douglas, the inventor of criminal profiling, leads a journey into the minds of the 20th Century's most notorious killers, including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Born in 1953 Stéphane Bourgoin has written more than 40 books since 1983. Twenty of them are about serial killers and his most well-known book, « Serial killers - Enquête sur les tueurs en série » (Grasset, 1991), has sold more than a million copies in France ; it has been translated in 15 countries. This four episode documentary based on his most popular book takes us inside the serial killers mind.
True crime. Americans have become fascinated with the media genre in which actual crimes of real people are explored in depth. A genre which exploded at the beginning of the 21st century. A genre that focuses on murder. The more hideous and bizarre, the better with the biggest sub category of true crime being the story of the serial killer.
Regarding criminality, not many genres inspire as much horror and revulsion as that of a serial killer. A predator in the most savage form. A beastly figure usually preying on the weak, innocent and vulnerable. Deeply-embedded negative and sometimes horrific experiences are the usual catalysts for their reign of terror. Take a look inside these murderous minds.
Take a Terrifying Trip into the Depths of Madness. What is it That Turns seemingly ordinary Men and Women into Sadistic, Twisted, Multiple Murderers? Many of the world s Most Famous Serial Killers lived apparently Normal lives, from the outside appearing to be just like everyone else, but with an Insatiable Appetite for Evil Lurking Within. This Fascinating Collection Investigates what Drives these People to Murder, the Extent to which The Law will go To Stop them, and the Depths to which Human Beings can Stoop to Satisfy their Most Depraved Urges. Includes an In-Depth Exploration of Women Who Kill, as well as a close look at what Actually Constitutes a Psychopath, looking Specifically at Cold-Blooded Killers such as Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Features detailed Case Histories of Serial Killers from Around The World, including Marc Dutroux (Belgium), Ivan Milat (Australia) and Dennis Rader (USA). Contains a special programme on The Monster of Florence , a Brutally Violent Serial Murderer who To This day has never been Apprehended.