You’ve seen ’em do the crime, now see ’em get the time. From John Langley, producer of the groundbreaking Cops, comes the next big law enforcement reality series Jail. Shot on location in cities across the U.S., Jail follows prison inmates from their initial booking through their first moments behind bars. Each episode captures the harsh and sometimes humorous reality of what happens to criminals after they’re caught. If its groundbreaking, its on MyNetworkTV
A driver with a baby in her backseat texts, drinks and drives; after his arrest for shoplifting, a young man realizes the consequences of his crime.
A man arrested on drug warrants gets upset about the brisket he left on the grill; a drunk man flirts with the jail staff; an inmate sells tree leaves as pot to an undercover officer.
Welcoming an eccentric regular back to jail; a man fleeing Mexico details the horrors he escaped; a young woman describes her lucrative stint as a stripper.
A woman who says she’s called “Sunshine” has less than a sunny disposition. A man ditches a halfway house for jail to get his life in order. A career criminal shows no regret for his “thug life.” Tense moments in Booking as officers and medical staff try to save a young man from a drug overdose.
An inmate claims to be the victim of an internet scam which led to his arrest. Officers take it easy on a rowdy inmate struggling through a spiritual crisis. Years of prison time can’t sway a young gang affiliate from changing his ways. Prisoners cause plumbing problems to send a message. A mother and daughter bond over being locked up together.
An agitated woman wants to call the shots, a drunk man claims he knows the law, and an older man gets booked for domestic violence.
A women goes to jail after telling police she was frightened by a monkey mask; an intoxicated man has feelings for an officer; an officer finds contraband in a pack of cigarettes during a search.
Over the course of a single shift, officers go toe to toe with a hotheaded inmate refusing to change cells without a fight, and deal with the whims of a homeless man who demands room service and a better cell.
A young father pulls a desperate double robbery to make ends meet; a routine shakedown gets deadly when officers uncover alarming contraband; an inmate plays innocent about her criminal past until she's confronted by officers.
A trustee finds himself in hot water after officers discover his contraband; an oil worker doesn't think the charge fits the crime after stealing two hedge trimmers; conflict arises when an officer and inmate butt heads.
A man arrested for domestic violence threatens to put all the officers in jail. Inmates on kitchen duty get into a fist fight over a dish towel. A woman unsure about her sexual identity is arrested for trespassing at a friend’s home. Officers find an unusual bit of clothing when a man is changed into a jail uniform.
A woman confesses to having drugs hidden where they can't be seen.
An arrested man is caught on camera making a run for freedom.
Booze and a cellphone dispute lead one man to the "green suit."
Officers warn a man that dressing up like a clown in Texas is not a good idea.
Officers find hidden drugs on a burglary suspect during a pat down that leads to a tense confrontation. A beer sets off a fight between a mom and her daughter causing one family member to end up in jail. A rare event takes place in the county jail - a woman arrested for a warrant is in a good mood. Punching a pit bull while drunk lands in man in jail where he comes face to face with a childhood hero.
Angry over her arrest, a woman becomes combative with officers. Busted once again for drugs, a smart young woman knows she is making dumb choices but can't stop using. A man eluding the police swipes food from his workplace before landing in jail. Officers get a laugh from an arrested panhandler who wants to buy a permit for panhandling.
Officers have to get ”hands on“ when a man tries to swallow his ring. A heroin addict wants help when he realizes his habit has cost him everything he loves. One man fights with his girlfriend in a bathroom, another fights with his girlfriend at home, both are surprised they are arrested for domestic violence. A habitual criminal is worried that other inmates will fight over him.
After falling down a flight of stairs while drunk, a young man is amazed he is in jail for refusing to go to the hospital. A correction officer tries to explain to a young man why carrying a gun-shaped knife is not a good idea. An expectant father is arrested after a gin-fueled rampage at his parent's house and misses the birth of his first child. A woman arrested for selling fake designer purses as real ones says she didn’t know it was a crime.