Beyond Scared Straight: ‘Boy’ Gets a Whole New Meaning (Season 8 Flashback) | A&E

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    16-year-old Joseph gets in trouble for smoking weed and sneaking out, but when he enters the jail program, he's shocked to learn what it means too be a 'boy' in prison in this clip from Season 8, Episode 5, "The Harder They Fall". #BeyondScaredStraight
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    "Beyond Scared Straight" follows derailed, defiant, and disrespectful teens who are forced to spend a day in jail with convicted felons to experience life behind bars.
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  • A&E
    A&E  21 day ago +218

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    • Cod-e Wags
      Cod-e Wags 12 hours ago

      @Tiffany no

    • EternalResonance
      EternalResonance 17 hours ago

      1:11 why do you do what you do?
      camo couches in the background. need i say more?

    • John Wall
      John Wall 5 days ago +3

      This show needs to be canceled.

    • Samara Keller
      Samara Keller 6 days ago +2

      He picked him up like a fricking toothpick when he pinned him up against the wall bro 😯

    • Westford Punk
      Westford Punk 7 days ago +4

      Also you should rename this show to "Child Abuse: Because I don't know how to be a parent"

  • Rhea Lemons
    Rhea Lemons 7 minutes ago

    0:29 so police can just bully bad people cuz their bad

  • zeoxns sposnuc
    zeoxns sposnuc 24 minutes ago

    Imagine getting shouted at like that for smoking weed he just wants to chill

  • Annabell Master
    Annabell Master 33 minutes ago

    Im the type of person who would start laughing when the inmates or officers start shouting at me

  • All Your Base Do Belong To Us

    00:16 because jesus hates plants? Lol

  • Seth Gowen
    Seth Gowen Hour ago +1

    0:17 the officer making the ignorant comment probably likes to drink beer... You know what that makes him? A hypocrite

  • Dun Diddly Derek
    Dun Diddly Derek Hour ago

    D-Block is a slightly older Comethazine

  • Kaylynn Crawford
    Kaylynn Crawford Hour ago

    Mama I’m in love with a criminal 😬😂

  • Adrian 91
    Adrian 91 2 hours ago

    This is the most normal kid ive ever seen haha

  • AhBein CestCa
    AhBein CestCa 2 hours ago

    This prison looks like the dream of boomer for the new generation

  • Pasdor 993
    Pasdor 993 2 hours ago

    This is extremely stupid, it’s fake, children aren’t prosecuted as adults, it’s child abuse and finally the parents are monetising their kids for money

  • Miles Morton
    Miles Morton 2 hours ago

    "you got on a Christian shirt smoking weed you know what you are a hypocrite." SAYS THE MAN WITH TATS fam lol I'm glad I'm not religious yall don't even follow all own rules.

  • Blueface Yea Aight
    Blueface Yea Aight 2 hours ago

    Ify Joseph

  • Arstkinmem
    Arstkinmem 3 hours ago

    Hold on the parents consent to this? It’s just televised child abuse and not just the verbal kind either they full on pick these kids up and slam them onto walls.

  • Emma Loutsenhizer
    Emma Loutsenhizer 3 hours ago

    This episode is racist!

  • Peppa’s Pappa
    Peppa’s Pappa 3 hours ago

    I’ve got someone way worse in my class he dosent even get warnings so Idk what there complaining about

  • Mustafa Yahya Barry
    Mustafa Yahya Barry 4 hours ago

    I feel like the term "ok boomer" was literally invented for Jack's parents

  • b00T
    b00T 4 hours ago


  • Ryan Fiveash
    Ryan Fiveash 4 hours ago

    Another fake America tv show 😂👍🏼

  • Dan 123
    Dan 123 4 hours ago

    All these kids have either no dad or a weak dad, a real father wouldn't let his child act like a crappy douchebag.

  • Flamin Mongrel
    Flamin Mongrel 5 hours ago

    Poor kid didn't even deserve it he is gonna grow up hating his parents and coppers even more.

  • Douglas Harvey
    Douglas Harvey 5 hours ago

    0:17 imagine being so full of yourself that you're insulting somebody for smoking weed in 2019

  • tendy boi
    tendy boi 5 hours ago

    1:00 "I don't know where he goes" says the father
    well, every serial killer we had up to this day didn't go anywhere nice after being sent to reform schools, it usually worsens, good luck raising your meth head heroin addict son.

  • Vipin Devaraj
    Vipin Devaraj 5 hours ago

    Glorified child abuse!

  • DAD
    DAD 5 hours ago

    What you're in for?...

    Me: speeding ticket 😶

  • CJ
    CJ 6 hours ago

    This Video Makes Me Hate Adults

  • Ayush
    Ayush 6 hours ago

    This is so stupid! I hate that they are treated this way.

  • Indagrow guy
    Indagrow guy 6 hours ago

    "So you got on a Christian shirt and you're smoking marijuana.. you know what you are sir a hypocrite".. 😂😂😂😂 I'm sorry ossifer but I don't think that's the problem the problem is him doing it at such a young age.. he has parents that have rules that should stop him from doing so

  • Rahul Agarwal
    Rahul Agarwal 6 hours ago

    I think joe was bullied by the officers and inmates because he looked like someone who they could get a huge reaction out off and pick on him easily . But, the matter of fact he was a chill guy and props to him for listening well without hint of aggression .

  • lovestolove93
    lovestolove93 6 hours ago

    Rewards and consequences when done right can do wonders for children. Virtues like respect and justice are naturally in children, you just have to draw it out. Watch Super Nanny. This just looks like parents wanting to get even with their kids. If you truly care for these children do right by them

  • Jason Rowland
    Jason Rowland 7 hours ago

    You never see these guards putting their hands on a grown man

  • Mr. Watcher
    Mr. Watcher 7 hours ago

    There's a big difference between disciplining children like how Hispanics and Asians do and just sending children to straight-out prison.

  • Degr8Andre
    Degr8Andre 8 hours ago

    Why are the prison guards acting like prisoners

  • Ivan Gonzalez
    Ivan Gonzalez 8 hours ago

    That 16yo just make feel sad abaut him. I mean... just look at his parents, you can easily see that they are meth addicts. This is not fair, he deserve better parents and not that.

  • xcherrq
    xcherrq 8 hours ago

    I will be send there even if i only broke my pencil cause my mom is really strict (But i still love her)

  • MrDerpySomeone
    MrDerpySomeone 8 hours ago

    3:10 ill give him 50$ if he finishes a whole word

  • Bobert Joe
    Bobert Joe 9 hours ago

    Child abuse taken to the next level.

  • Dwayne Divine
    Dwayne Divine 10 hours ago

    Correctional Officer: you got on a Christian shirt smoking marijuana. Do you know what you are son? A hypocrite

    I was thinking a Medicated Christian

  • XL-Gbetterkid-LX Choad
    XL-Gbetterkid-LX Choad 11 hours ago

    Guess what

    No sir

  • DanZ
    DanZ 11 hours ago

    Parents actually standing up and being there for their kids and putting restraints on them? Naaah just put them in jail for a bit and potentially make it even worse

  • LionsTigersBearsOhMy Animals

    Kid looks like the real life jimmy netruon. His heads hige

  • jason nair
    jason nair 12 hours ago

    I think these police need to learn some respect cos these ain't their kids and as for those prisoners.🤦‍♂️

  • ilike kitkatmint
    ilike kitkatmint 12 hours ago

    No wonder Joseph comes back home later than he should, his parents are straight up weirdos 😂

  • Young Saifu
    Young Saifu 13 hours ago

    They might as well arrest every teenager in America lmao

  • C. F.
    C. F. 13 hours ago

    1:15 all all can hear is Michael Scott 😂💀
    "Why are you, the way that you are?.."

  • Ethan Bachew
    Ethan Bachew 13 hours ago

    Sure, jail. Not THERAPY. JAIL. For being a normal teenager

  • Christian Azevedo
    Christian Azevedo 14 hours ago +2

    The entire "scared straight" program is absolute garbage. What they should be doing is sending these kids to counseling / behavioral therapy, instead they traumatize them by sending them to prison.

  • Venchito
    Venchito 15 hours ago

    C.O's cuffs are from d-block

  • DarkzyFN
    DarkzyFN 16 hours ago +1

    Inmate: What’s you in here for joe
    Me: for being joe mama

  • jeff loas
    jeff loas 16 hours ago

    The imates seem more civil then the tweens

  • Abc Bcd
    Abc Bcd 16 hours ago

    joe was not listening to his mama
    get the joke haha jo e mama

  • kayla ocean
    kayla ocean 17 hours ago

    i know so many kids like Joseph it’s crazy

  • Chloe McKeon edited 11 years ago

    Tbh watching this on a Wednesday on a school night hits different

  • Media D
    Media D 17 hours ago

    lol Just look at the parents.

    • Prevailing Right
      Prevailing Right 14 hours ago

      That explains everything. They have it all wrong. They need to send all these kids parents through the program.

  • Joe Swanson
    Joe Swanson 17 hours ago +1

    This reminds me when I lost and criminal and lost a criminal and cried at the clam

  • Matt Man
    Matt Man 18 hours ago

    Good for those inmates in good for those Corrections Officers sometimes you got to hear it straight from the horse's mouth

  • Danny Musique
    Danny Musique 18 hours ago

    This is not what these kids need.. they need a change on the inside and not this torture.. this will not cause much significant change in their life.. They need Love, a greater Love that accepts them the way they are, and with time, transforms them into the best version of their selves

    • Danny Musique
      Danny Musique 4 hours ago

      Prevailing Right it’s so sad you know 😔

    • Prevailing Right
      Prevailing Right 14 hours ago +1

      All it shows the kids is, if you happen to break one of the thousands of stupid laws designed to keep our prisons full (privately owned and operated don't cha know), our government will turn you over to the psychos, where anything can and will happen. Look at Epstein for Christ's sake. These people are sick!

    MASTERHALL117 18 hours ago

    This is proper child punishment to one who doesn’t listen: show em what they gonna be if they don’t start listening

  • Count Spatula
    Count Spatula 18 hours ago

    "You have on a Christian shirt and you're smoking weed. You know what you are? A hypocrite!"
    - Said Christ, never

  • Grace Clark
    Grace Clark 18 hours ago

    When I was younger, my Dad and Step mom use to put this on, and say “This is what will happen if you don’t start to listen.”
    In my opinion, this isn’t abuse. Its an awakening, and prevents them from going to jail.