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The Big House

Genre: Documentary, History

The most infamous prisons in the United States.
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Auburn

S05, E05  (First Aired: May. 29, 2003)
Liberal prison reformers found the State Penitentiary in Auburn, N.Y.
  • Fri 4/20
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Colorado State

S05, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2003)
Colorado's first state prison in Canon City traces its roots to the days of frontier justice, incarcerating prisoners ranging from cannibal Alfred Packer to a heavyweight boxing contender.
  • Fri 4/20
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Auburn

S05, E05  (First Aired: May. 29, 2003)
Liberal prison reformers found the State Penitentiary in Auburn, N.Y.
  • Fri 4/20
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Colorado State

S05, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2003)
Colorado's first state prison in Canon City traces its roots to the days of frontier justice, incarcerating prisoners ranging from cannibal Alfred Packer to a heavyweight boxing contender.
  • Fri 4/20
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD
  • Sat 4/21
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Folsom

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1999)
Designed for repeat offenders and difficult inmates, Folsom prison opened in 1880 and soon developed a nationwide reputation.
  • Sat 4/21
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Colorado State

S05, E09  (First Aired: Jul. 16, 2003)
Colorado's first state prison in Canon City traces its roots to the days of frontier justice, incarcerating prisoners ranging from cannibal Alfred Packer to a heavyweight boxing contender.
  • Sun 4/22
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Folsom

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1999)
Designed for repeat offenders and difficult inmates, Folsom prison opened in 1880 and soon developed a nationwide reputation.
  • Sun 4/22
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Attica Prison

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 2000)
Attica prison in rural New York, the home of the worst prison riot in U.S. history in 1971.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Lewisburg Federal

S04, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 2001)
Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary is home to one of the terrorists convicted of the World Trade Center bombing.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

L.A. County Jail

S05, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2003)
The jail system and its 20,000 male and female inmates reflect the crimes and racial tensions of Los Angeles County.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Attica Prison

S03, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 2000)
Attica prison in rural New York, the home of the worst prison riot in U.S. history in 1971.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Lewisburg Federal

S04, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 2001)
Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary is home to one of the terrorists convicted of the World Trade Center bombing.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

L.A. County Jail

S05, E10  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2003)
The jail system and its 20,000 male and female inmates reflect the crimes and racial tensions of Los Angeles County.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Parchman

S05, E04  (First Aired: May. 23, 2003)
State Prison in Parchman, Miss., embodies the traditions and folk wisdom of the South.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD
  • Wed 4/25
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD
  • Fri 4/27
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Kentucky State Penitentiary

S05, E06  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2003)
Kentucky's maximum security prison was the site of a national record seven executions by electric chair in a single day.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Parchman

S05, E04  (First Aired: May. 23, 2003)
State Prison in Parchman, Miss., embodies the traditions and folk wisdom of the South.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Kentucky State Penitentiary

S05, E06  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2003)
Kentucky's maximum security prison was the site of a national record seven executions by electric chair in a single day.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD
  • Sat 4/28
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Florida State at Raiford

S04, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 2001)
The Florida State Prison in Raiford is home to Florida's death row.
  • Sat 4/28
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Kentucky State Penitentiary

S05, E06  (First Aired: Jun. 25, 2003)
Kentucky's maximum security prison was the site of a national record seven executions by electric chair in a single day.
  • Sun 4/29
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Florida State at Raiford

S04, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 2001)
The Florida State Prison in Raiford is home to Florida's death row.
  • Sun 4/29
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Leavenworth

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1998)
The history of the United States' first federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., known for its infamous inmates and bloody riots.
  • Mon 4/30
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Angola

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 2000)
Formerly a slave plantation in a remote area of Louisiana, Angola houses 5,000 maximum-security inmates.
  • Mon 4/30
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Folsom

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1999)
Designed for repeat offenders and difficult inmates, Folsom prison opened in 1880 and soon developed a nationwide reputation.
  • Mon 4/30
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Leavenworth

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1998)
The history of the United States' first federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan., known for its infamous inmates and bloody riots.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Angola

S03, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 2000)
Formerly a slave plantation in a remote area of Louisiana, Angola houses 5,000 maximum-security inmates.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Folsom

S02, E01  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1999)
Designed for repeat offenders and difficult inmates, Folsom prison opened in 1880 and soon developed a nationwide reputation.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD

Montana State Prison

S05, E02  (First Aired: May. 21, 2003)
Montana State is built to meet the demand from the growth of crime in 1860s mining towns.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD
  • Wed 5/2
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 152
  • CINHD