*On next week’s season 2 premiere of A&E’s “Beyond Scared Straight,” some prisoners may have taken their scare tactics a little too far. Or is there such a thing when you’re trying to put wayward teens on the right path?
On the show, where at-risk youths are uncomfortably confronted by inmates at a real prison, the first episode of season 2 takes place at the Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte, N.C. One of the teens laughs when a prisoner insinuates he’s going to make him his woman.
Inmate Catoe, awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon, refers to 15-year-old Alex as “Alexis,” says they’re “fittin’ to be married” and tells him that he’s going to put him in a dress. Another inmate, Tavares, tells budding computer hacker Christopher – who he renames Christina – how to put on lipstick for him. Watch a clip of this scene here.
Season 2 of “Beyond Scared Straight” premieres Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10 p.m. on A&E.