Hello, again, everyone! No premieres again this weekend, but our Lockup Marathons continue, and we have one that starts at 8PM this Saturday. Please join us on facebook and twitter. Sunday we have a Caught on Camera mini-marathon starting at 6PM, followed by a 2-hour doc, Disappearance at the Dairy Queen: In 1986, 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki didn't live in a big universe. She lived in a blue collar suburb known as East Detroit. Her infatuation: a boy named Scott. One Saturday in April, she made some surreptitious plans. She would go to the Dairy Queen and get a ride to a surprise birthday party planned for Scott the next day. Sunday morning, Cindy told her kid brother, Eddie, she was going out for a while. Then she vanished. Hours passed, soon weeks, months, and years. Finally, in 2007, a detective partnering with a young paralegal in Chicago, decided to reset the clock to April 1986, and start the investigation all over. That meant conducting fresh interviews, including with Cindy's two best friends, who told a more complete tale about exactly who Cindy told them she was going to meet at the Dairy Queen. It wasn't Scott; it was his father.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
10PM: Lockup: Inside San Quentin: It's one of the most famous, or infamous penitentiaries in the world, and home to California's vicious death row, where Scott Peterson now bides his time.
11PM: Lockup: Inside Folsom: Since its creation in 1880, Folsom State Prison in California has had a violent and bloody reputation. MSNBC takes you inside one of America's oldest maximum-security prisons. Known as "the end of the world" by inmates even though they outnumber prison officials 92 to 1.
12AM: Lockup: Return to Valley State: Five years after our first visit, Lockup takes you back to the largest women’s prison in the world, maximum-security Valley State. For the murderers, violent criminals and drug dealers who reluctantly call it home, Valley State is not only a prison, but, hopefully, a place to turn their lives around. Most of the inmates were abused and neglected as children and most have children themselves. Have the prison’s attempts at rehabilitation paid off, or are the women behind bars as violent as ever?
1AM: Lockup: Utah State Prison: Just south of Salt Lake City is the largest maximum-security facility in the state. Covering almost 700 acres, it houses nearly 4000 inmates, more than 400 of whom are women. It also has one of the most violent inmate populations in the country and is one of only three facilities in the United States that still offers the option of death by firing squad. MSNBC cameras take you inside the super maximum "jail within a prison", where some inmates choose to be housed to protect themselves from fellow prisoners.
2AM: 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."
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15
8PM: 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.
9PM: Lockup Orange County: Extended Stay - Wake Up Call: Orange County, California conjures images of well-manicured neighborhoods and a surfer culture that gave birth to the Beach Boys, and has existed ever since. But blending seamlessly into the heart of one of its busiest neighborhoods is a reminder of the county’s other side. Inside Orange County Jail, confinement takes a dark turn for a light-hearted teenager, but provides a new beginning for an old bank robber. And a mother who has put drugs before her son gets another chance.
10PM: 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!
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: 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.
2AM: 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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
6PM: Caught on Camera: Into the Deep: A hungry eel...An aggressive octopus...and killer whales--stalking their prey...From the depths of the ocean, some of nature's most vicious predators...On the attack. Rare and terrifying encounters under the sea, and nowhere to run..nowhere to hide...Make no mistake surfers, daytrippers, and professional divers, this is their turf...
7PM: Caught on Camera: What Woud You Do? 2: A man is knocked unconscious...while witnesses walk by. But, what will they do? A cop getting a mouthful from a great-grandma...What will he do? An NFL player and his wife desperately trying to make it to the hospital are detained by an unsympathetic cop. What will she do? People, faced with tough decisions...and moral dilemmas...with life or death consequences. All scenarios that make you ask yourself, "What Would You Do?"
8PM: Caught on Camera: Invasion! You install security cameras, but nothing keeps them away. They creep into your personal space, and leave with your hard-earned possessions. In this hour: over-the-top neighbors, naked intruders, bumbling burglars, even dangerous animals. What are they doing here? And will they ever leave?
9PM: Disappearance at the Dairy Queen ( 2 hours): In 1986, 13-year-old Cindy Zarzycki didn't live in a big universe. She lived in a blue collar suburb known as East Detroit. Her infatuation: a boy named Scott. One Saturday in April, she made some surreptitious plans. She would go to the Dairy Queen and get a ride to a surprise birthday party planned for Scott the next day. Sunday morning, Cindy told her kid brother, Eddie, she was going out for a while. Then she vanished. Hours passed, soon weeks, months, and years. Her family kept up hope, and at the police station, the Cindy cold case file was handed down from officer to officer, mostly chasing down tips of Cindy sightings around the country that went nowhere. But after the family's candlelight vigil on Cindy's 21st birthday spurred media interest, a new detective named Danielle Davis took a look at the file and decided to reclassify it as a possible murder, allowing it to be reopened. One of Davis' first tasks was to find out what Scott Ream, Cindy's teen crush back then, now 22 years old, knew about her disappearance. He agreed to a police interview, but it never happened. Scott was killed by a drunk driver first. His mother, Linda Bronson, was upset by innuendo in the news stories that her now-dead son had somehow been responsible for Cindy's disappearance. She contacted Detective Davis, but this mother wasn't calling just to clear her son's name. She had some information to offer. Although Davis took it all in, she soon left the police force and once again, the Cindy cold case file would be passed on to a new set of investigative eyes. In May of 1995, an cop named Derek McLaughlin, "Mac" to one and all, read the yellowing case files. The thing that stood out? The lead that Linda Bronson had given Davis. It was a bombshell: Art Ream, Scott's father and Linda's ex-husband, a carpet installer with a warehouse business was also, according to his ex, a man who preyed on young girls. A search of the records revealed a sex crime in Art Ream's past. Twenty years earlier, he'd been convicted and locked up for three years for taking indecent liberties with a minor. But authorities had nothing to charge him with and no evidence whatsoever of a crime at the Dairy Queen or anyplace else. More years would pass, then Art was back in prison for raping a child, convicted of criminal sexual conduct. Finally, in 2007, Detective McLaughlin , partnering with a young paralegal in Chicago, decided to reset the clock to April 1986, and start the investigation all over. That meant conducting fresh interviews, including with Cindy's two best friends, who told a more complete tale about exactly who Cindy told them she was going to meet at the Dairy Queen. It wasn't Scott; it was his father.
11PM: To Catch a Predator: Georgia 1: This hidden camera operation takes place in rural Fortson, Georgia, 90 minutes south of Atlanta. Internet chat rooms are full of men aware of our previous investigations—men who want to have sex with a minor but are concerned they might be caught on tape. But you’d never guess by the way the first man confidently walks into our house that he’s seen Dateline’s investigations into Internet sex predators before—and he’s still willing to risk being exposed on national television.
12AM: To Catch a Predator: Georgia 2: Even when they know it’s against the law, know there’s a chance they’ll be apprehended, men still show up at a house where they were told a child is home alone and willing to have sex with them. And the number of men who continue to arrive at the door during each undercover operation is alarming—as you'll see in our sixth investigation, this time in rural Harris County, Georgia.
1AM: Criminal Mindscape: Reginald McFadden: Serial killer Reginald McFadden, a man whose lethal vengeance toward society began in his teens, calls himself "the worst of the worst." Convicted of murder, he is sentenced to life. 24 years later he's let loose, but his second chance spirals into a deadly rampage. Now a former FBI profiler, Mark Safarik, enters the Criminal Mindscape, probing the psyche of this murderer, who calls his own acts "intentional..deliberate...calculated. And, above all...pure evil."