Hello, again, everyone! This weekend, we have 2 premieres . Our Lockup Marathon on Saturday night starts at 8PM. At 10PM, we continue a new season of Lockup Raw with " Consequences ": At a typical Lockup shoot, producers might interview up to a hundred inmates at any one prison. And many of these inmates have come to terms with their life behind bars. They really don’t care anymore about the past or the future. Every once in a while, they'll meet an inmate who has recognized the futility of their past catching up to them, as a light comes on and they realize they have to change. The lucky ones find ways to cope with the past. Others are haunted by it. But for some, the past can return with a vengeance. Please join us on facebook and twitter. Sunday, we have an all new episode of Why Planes Crash, "Human Error". There are many reasons why planes crash - poor weather conditions, mechanical difficulties, and structural failures among them. But, according to a study published by the FAA , more often than not, the cause is just plain human error. In this hour, dramatic animations will put you where no camera has ever been, to show how and why these disasters occurred: A 737 crashing into a small turboprop sitting on a runway, completely mangling it; two months after 9/11, an Airbus 300 crashing - its tail mysteriously breaking off; an L1011 jumbo jet unexpectedly losing altitude and plunging into The Everglades; just miles from a runway, a jet running out of fuel and slamming into a hillside; and a routine Continental commuter flight suddenly pitching and taking a nosedive into a crowded Buffalo suburb. Mistakes, oversights, distractions and in some cases just poor judgment - crashes caused by human error.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
10PM: Lockup Raw: 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.
11PM: 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!
12AM: 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.
1AM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - Weapons 101: San Quentin, the oldest prison in California has one of the longest histories of violence. Whether it’s an inmate fresh off the street… A gang dropout in protective custody… Or an officer trying to maintain order. They’ve all fallen victim to violent attacks. Speedy, a gang member turned informant, helps prison officials by showing how easily weapons can be made – the plastic lids of coffee cups, for instance, once melted by the heat of an ignited roll of toilet paper will transform into a potentially lethal shank. This weapon won't be noticed by a metal detector, but can easily pop a jugular vein or take an eye out.
2AM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - Slammin' in the Slammer: At San Quentin, every inmate is marked with a security level that represents both the severity his crime and his prison behavior. And serving as a reception center, the overpopulated prison must house a dangerous mix of levels within close proximity of one another. Programs like the annual poetry slam, provide inmates a creative release, helping them to avoid potential disciplinary write-ups and longer sentences.