Officers make room so the inmates can give the teens a preview of the kind of stress and pressure they would feel were they to be incarcerated.
The "Scared Straight" juvenile intervention program at the St. Clair County Jail pits hardened convicts against Illinois' most defiant teens. David is a 14-year old with an explosive temper. Renee, 14, one of David's frequent eighth grade targets, steals clothes and dreams of becoming a teen mom. When an entire cellblock of screaming inmates unexpectedly swarms the teens, David and Renee must turn to each other for safety. However, the greatest shock of the day will come moments after the teens step outside the jail.
The Show will air on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 9:00 pm central time on A&E
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