Hello, again, everyone! This weekend, we have 2 premieres . Our Lockup Marathon on Saturday night starts at 8PM. Please join us on facebook and twitter. At 10PM, we continue a new season of Lockup Raw with "Harsh Reality": For some inmates, a prison sentence means nothing left to lose. So a dispute over missing shoes can turn violent. But sometimes life has other plans, like when the ex-leader of a white supremacist gang faces a whole new reality, and discovers the price for coming clean. Saturday at 12PM, we present "Decision Points: A Conversation with George W. Bush", in which NBC News' Matt Lauer sat down with President George W. Bush in his first one-on-one television interview since leaving the Oval Office. President Bush spoke with Lauer about the details of his new book, "Decision Points," and discussed the defining decisions he has made in his personal and political life.
You can see excerpts of this week's programming, as well as related videos at our website and on our schedule.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
10PM: Lockup Raw: Doomed Decisions: Inside every prison cell or on any jail bunk, we find harrowing stories, and unique personalities. But they all share one thing in common: footwork. Lockup producers simply take the time to get to know dozens of inmates, following the action and watching the story unfold in front of their eyes. Occasionally, however, the path to a good story is a little less obvious.
11PM: Lockup: Inside San Quentin: Witness life within one of the most famous, and one of the most notorious penitentiaries in the world. MSNBC's cameras take you inside a crumbling, outdated building that's steeped in a violent history, gaining unprecedented access to California's vicious death row.
12AM: Lockup: Inside Anamosa: MSNBC goes inside this maximum security facility in eastern Iowa, home to the state's most violent offenders. Officials keep things under control here through a zero tolerance rule on infractions, sending inmates who break the rules to do hard time in "The Hole."
1AM: Lockup: Louisiana: Located halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is the second largest prison in the state, the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. Although relatively new—it opened in 1979—life inside is anything but modern: armed officers on horseback, work crews farming the land, and no air conditioning. Go inside and meet some of the men doing time here, including a former NFL player, and two aspiring boxers who win the opportunity to compete against a rival prison.
2AM: Lockup: Return to Pelican Bay: After five years, MSNBC goes back to Pelican Bay State Prison in Northern California, long known as one of the most violent and volatile penitentiaries in the nation. On our first visit, it was under lockdown - still reeling from one of the worst prison riots in U.S. history. Has the situation improved? Find out as our cameras take an in-depth look at men deemed too violent for any other institution.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
12PM: Decision Points: A Conversation with George W. Bush: NBC News' Matt Lauer sat down with President George W. Bush in his first one-on-one television interview since leaving the Oval Office. President Bush spoke with Lauer about the details of his new book, "Decision Points," and discussed the defining decisions he has made in his personal and political life.
8PM: Lockup: Inside Alaska: At Alaska's Spring Creek Correctional Center, 500 inmates are housed on more than 30 acres of land surrounded by one of the country’s most breathtaking national parks. But life here isn’t exactly a pretty picture. The most violent inmates live in “Unit 1.” Among them is John Bright who is serving a 99 year term for murder. The guards say he “doesn’t play with others.” He’s well-known for attacking other inmates: he once bit off a rival’s finger!
9PM: Lockup Raw: Doomed Decisions
10PM: Lockup Raw: Harsh Reality [PREMIERE]: For some inmates, a prison sentence means nothing left to lose. So a dispute over missing shoes can turn violent. But sometimes life has other plans, like when the ex-leader of a white supremacist gang faces a whole new reality, and discovers the price for coming clean.
11PM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - The Gang's All Here: As the oldest prison in California, San Quentin is steeped in a violent history, so it implements a set of regulations and procedures to maintain order. However, inmates often operate under a different code of conduct. Gangs control what inmates call "prison politics." They have literally written rules and regulations and there are serious repercussions for those not following them. In this episode, Sgt. Thompson and his Investigative Services Unit try to figure out why members of one gang brutally stab one of their own.
12AM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - Killing Time: With its own zip code, almost 6,000 inmates, and more than 1500 staff members who walk through its gates every morning, a typical day in San Quentin is anything but typical. Boredom reigns supreme for prisoners who spend endless hours, days and months confined to their cells. But some have devised creative ways to pass the time. One inmate is creating a wall mural, but not with real art supplies. He's fashioned brushes out of his own hair and mixed ink, shampoo and toothpaste to make paint. Another, who's daily high point is a cell-made cup of coffee, relieves the boredom by cutting himself with his own fingernails. And personal hygiene is a challenge. In order to avoid the chaos of the group shower, many inmates take "bird baths" in their cells. But the water they use creates a hazard for guards and inmates alike as it flows out of the cells and across the floor.
1AM: Lockup Raw: Harsh Reality
2AM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Inside San Quentin, gangs, drugs and sheer boredom make up a violent mix. In this program, you'll meet Scanvinski Hymes, who's been in prison since he was 18 years old. Now, almost 20 years later, he's racked up the highest number of violent offenses in California prison history. His favorite form of mayhem? Inciting cell extractions, a violent procedure where guards struggle to remove an inmate from his cell. Nevertheless, it's time for Hymes' release, and as he prepares for life on the outside, he faces the harsh reality that for most inmates, leaving prison is just a temporary freedom. Two years after getting out, more than 50% of prisoners find themselves right back behind bars.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14
8AM: Decision Points: A Conversation with George W. Bush
1PM: Decision Points: A Conversation with George W. Bush
6PM: Caught on Camera: On the Edge of Death: Have you ever wondered what it's like to stare death in the face? We're going to show you some of the most dramatic video you'll ever see -- dire situations, real people, and stakes that couldn't be higher. And these stories are told by those who saw it, filmed it, and lived it.
7PM: Caught on Camera: Video Vigilantes: One man wants the prostitutes in his neighborhood gone. Another wants government officials to play by the same rules as everybody else. And a woman summons the strength to protect her father. What all three of these people capture on camera is shocking, and it's in plain sight, or in their homes. They use their video cameras to fight for justice, for safer streets. And for their loved ones.
8PM: Caught on Camera: The Thin Blue Line: They're on the front lines of right and wrong...And right in front of the camera -- Police officers performing their dangerous jobs... Confronting cold-blooded killers....getting caught in a shoot-out....and, sometimes, going over the line. When they go to work, the camera rolls...Capturing heart-stopping moments. Real cops--real life. Caught on camera.
9PM: In Coldest Blood: In September, 2006, Brian Draper, Torey Adamcik and Cassie Jo Stoddardt were friends and classmates, juniors at Idaho's Pocatello High School. Cassie was a beautiful,artistic and intelligent girl. Brian was a standout soccer player, who played piano and drums. Torey was from a tight knit family of five, who even from an early age had his sights set on Hollywood. The boys were average high school kids, and neither of them had ever been in any trouble, not so much as a detention. But a call to the Bannock County 911 on Sunday, September 24th, radically changed these images. The call was from Cassie's aunt, who had left her niece house-sitting for the weekend. When she came home, she found Cassie dead on the floor. Looking around the house, detectives could tell that whoever killed Cassie had come to the house for only one thing. They first questioned her boyfriend, but soon discovered that Brian and Torey were two of the last people to see Cassie alive. And under questioning, a grisly plot emerged, much of it recorded by the boys on videotape.
10PM: MSNBC Films: Talhotblond: This is the true story (and screen name) of a beautiful teenage vixen who uses Internet game rooms to lure men into her cyberspace web. When she discovers she;s been double-crossed and lied to by one of her victims, she wants revenge, and unleashes a fantasy online that escalates into real-life murder...all because of a girl no one ever met in person. Drawing from exclusive access to Internet messages, secret notes and letters, as well as police evidence files and exclusive prison interviews, "Talhotblond" details the horrific results of people lying online.
11PM: The Hunt for the Texas 7: In December 2000, seven hardened convicts, whose combined sentences exceeded 600 years, broke out from their maximum-security state prison in Texas. Although flat broke, they were heavily armed and quickly embarked on a violent six-week crime spree across the United States, with deadly consequences. This is their story – told in their own words – about the most audacious prison escape in US history.
12AM: To Catch a Predator: Flagler Beach 1: Dateline's hidden cameras head to the beach, and so do suspected predators. They are grown men on-line targeting kids, including a college teacher who arrives bearing gifts, a man who's shy, but hopes our decoy, isn't, and a businessman who brings cash. They run. They hide. But when they get outside their worlds come crashing down.
1AM: To Catch a Predator: Flagler Beach 2: Who wouldn't want to visit Flagler Beach? This small, idyllic spit of land on Florida's East Coast attracts thousands of visitors every year. But some of the visitors you'll meet tonight aren't just coming for the sun, sand, and surf. They are ready to make waves --- even if they're potentially dangerous. But Flagler Beach it seems, is also a town ready to take on potential sex predators.