Premise: ``Lockdown'' plunges viewers headfirst into life in the ``big house,'' the gritty underworld of America's maximum-security prisons, where gangs are prevalent, predators stalk their next prey and inmates are armed with deadly weapons. But prison officials have their own weapons in the form of modern surveillance and old-time isolation -- plus steel batons and pepper spray -- to help keep the peace in these miniature war zones.
S02, E03 (First Aired: Oct. 28, 2007)
Outnumbered guards use military-like discipline and force to stay in control in the Tent City jail in the Arizona desert.
S03, E04 (First Aired: Dec. 10, 2008)
Violent juvenile felons are given one last chance at rehabilitation at Colorado's Youthful Offender System, where failure means continuing on to prison.