The show features an update on previous stories.
In the fourth-season opener, four rebellious teen girls spend a day in a Boston prison.
In Jacksonville, Florida, four at-risk teens attend a three-part "scared straight" tour. Towering over nearly everyone, KeShawn, 15, is intimidated by no one. But when KeShawn witnesses his pint-sized little brother, Kevon, suffering the terrifying consequences of trying to imitate his big bro, KeShawn breaks down, and gets a glimpse of what the future holds for both of them. Also, Johnny, a white, self-proclaimed racist, endures the wrath of the black inmate population.
Troubled teens that attend the St. Clair County Jail diversion program take a lie detector test that reveals some shocking secrets. Inmates "Ice Mike" and "Hustle Man" return (from last season) to confront a BMX-riding stoner, a fearless gangster, a terrorizing bully, and Summer--a promiscuous under age girl who just doesn t say no to older boys--and her paralyzed mom can't stop her. Summer experiences the humiliation of jailhouse make-up and the surprising reaction Ice Mike has to her shameful behavior. Summer freaks out when she sees an inmate strapped into a restraint chair, and going wild. Pot-smoking Austin, 15, discovers an inmate who dipped his hands into boiling oil while high on drugs. Jeremy, 17, is tormented by inmates when they learn he assaulted his grandmother. An entire cell block descends on the four teens--and they have nowhere to hide.
A gun goes off while four teen boys visit a prison near the Jersey Shore.
The Oklahoma County Jail is visited by two teenage girls, one of whom physically assaults a deputy.
San Bernardino County Jail in California is visited by four teens who are also taken to the morgue to witness the consequences of gang violence.
Teens visit a prison in Lake County, Fla., where one of the girls runs into a member of her family.
Troubled teens clean toilets and are interrogated by a judge during a visit to a Georgia prison.
Troubled teens act out while visiting a prison in Virginia.
In the third-season opener, teens in Richland County, S.C. spend a night in jail.
Three troubled teens visit a prison in Oneida County, N.Y.
A spoiled teenage girl visits a prison in Oklahoma County, Okla.
A troubled teen visits a prison in Floyd County, Ga.
A troubled teen who hopes to become a rapper visits a prison in Portsmouth, Va.
A teenage girl visits a prison in Suffolk, Va., where her cousin is an inmate.
Boston teens visit a prison in Suffolk County, Mass.