Hello, again, everyone! We have one premiere this weekend. On Saturday, our Lockup Marathons continue, starting at 8PM. Please join us on facebook and twitter. On Sunday at 10PM, we present the premiere of Blind Justice: Coral Gables, Florida -- The "Gold Coast." The Sun. The Sea. To outsiders it looked like John and Susan Sutton had it all: a successful marriage, a lucrative law firm and children whom they loved. Then, in their million-dollar home ... a mystery. A woman murdered. Her husband left blind. But who? And why? Was it love? Was it money? Detectives didn't discover an apparent motive until they dug around a tropical island thousands of miles away, and found something long buried, that had nothing to do with treasure.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
10PM: Lockup: Return to Rikers Island: MSNBC first visited one of the country’s most notorious jails – Rikers Island - in 1999. Located in New York City, Rikers has a violent history, and overcrowded, deadly facilities. After five years of new get-tough policies, our cameras went back inside to see how this once infamous jail re-invented itself.
11PM: Lockup: NC Women's Prison: Don't let appearances fool you. Although it may look like a college campus, this maximum-security facility is home to more than 1100 inmates. The women held here have committed crimes ranging from theft to murder. Some will never again live life on the outside. MSNBC profiles some of the daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers doing hard time, and we hear about one of the topics many prisoners are reluctant to talk about: love between prisoners behind bars.
12AM: Lockup: Miami-Dade: MSNBC goes inside the country's sixth-largest jail, where every day an average of 7000 inmates await trial or transfer. Running the jail is like keeping a small city going as the staff confronts mental illness, treats sexually-transmitted disease, and battles recidivism with an intensive and rigorous military-type program called “boot camp.”
1AM: Lockup: New Mexico: This state penitentiary was the site of one of the bloodiest prison riots in 1980 and our cameras found disturbing physical reminders of the carnage. It’s a prison with a long history of violence that used to be called “gladiator school” by inmates. MSNBC shows you how prison officials work to curb the violence, placing inmates who cannot be managed in the general population into single cells, where all behavior is monitored and every movement is restricted.
2AM: Lockup: Wabash: Situated in America's heartland, among acres of Indiana cornfields, is the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, a prison that houses not only the state's most violent offenders, but also a large population of the mentally ill. Of the more than 2,000 men incarcerated here, approximately 700 have been diagnosed with a mental illness. With the permission of medical and prison staff, and inmates as well, MSNBC looks at the challenges of housing not only violent offenders, but those with serious psychiatric needs, as well.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12
8PM: 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.
9PM: Lockup Corcoran: Extended Stay - Prison Politics: Violence often seems inevitable in prison. Whether it stems from racial tension, or a dispute between cellmates, it’s the job of Corcoran's officers to prevent attacks. In doing so, however, they put their own lives on the line.
10PM: Lockup Corcoran: Extended Stay - Everyone Gets Got: California State Prison, Corcoran is a turbulent sea of politics: from old school prison gangs to disruptive street gangs, it’s a dangerous mix for staff and inmates alike. In an effort to control their activity, officers move known gang members into the security housing unit, or SHU, where they have to make a choice -- stay in the gang or drop out.
11PM: Lockup Corcoran: Extended Stay - Hugs and Drugs:Inmates have been dreaming up new ways to smuggle in contraband since Corcoran opened its doors in 1988. Whether in the form of drugs or weapons, it’s always a race against time for prison officials to find the banned items….before it’s too late.
12AM: Lockup Raw: Violence Behind Bars: Violence can break out at any time in prison and "Lockup" cameras have often been there to capture it. We recount these episodes and explore other aspects of inmate violence including riots, shanks, attacks on officers and the methods prison officials use to fight back.
1AM: The Squeeze: Shots Fired: For those who can’t post bond, the trip from court to jail is strictly one-way. Everyday hundreds of arrestees in Cook County find themselves in the same boat…no money, no options, no hope. Most fit a common profile: poor, under-educated, and gang-affiliated. Then there are those who defy the norm…like Billy, a self-described "white kid from the suburbs". He says, "I got a DUI on New Year’s Eve and I was on probation and I was behind on my dues....I just didn't have any money, ‘cause I was spending it on drugs. But the judge that I had just is not very lenient for anything, and he was just like, 'You’re begging me to throw you in jail'", setting bail at $90,000, with $9000 to walk. It’s only by chance that investigators at the Cook County Criminal Intelligence Unit found Billy at the right time. He’s coming down off heroin and ready to sing like a canary.
2AM: The Squeeze: Borderline: Little Village on Chicago's South Side represents more than just battle lines within the Hispanic community. For decades, it’s been a beacon of opportunity. Generations of immigrants – both legal and illegal – have come to work in family-owned businesses here, many of them along 26th Street. Officers know that all the small businesses along 26th Street bring a lot of revenue into the city. And they admire the hard-working older people, who, in their eyes, came to the us to"make a better life." The newer, illegal, immigrants, the officers say, "were born and raised on nothing but poverty....And they have that hunger to make money." It's a hunger they say drives some individuals to organized crime. In this episode, officers pursue a counterfeit ring that sells fake green cards and drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants. It’s one of many local ID rings that – altogether – reap millions in profits.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
6PM: Caught on Camera: On Patrol: They patrol our streets, our highways, and our borders, where anything can happen. From birth -- to death, and everything in between, officers of the law see it all -- and so do their cameras, the eyewitnesses that never lie.
7PM: Caught on Camera: What Would You Do?: All of our stories have been caught on camera. They are situations no one wants to find themselves in... Situations no one wants to confront...But, what would you do...If you came upon a man trapped inside a car that's engulfed in flames...or if you saw a woman silently slump to the floor of an emergency room? What if you witnessed a life or death struggle over a gun...or if you were part of a crowd patiently waiting for a pizza, when all hell breaks loose? What if you witnessed a 78-year-old man smashed to the ground by hit and run drivers...Or if suddenly, without warning... New York's Grand Central Station came to a bizarre and screeching halt? In each instance of drama, danger and decision...Would you get involved or look away? Would you help or merely watch?
8PM: Caught on Camera: Daredevils: Danger...Adrenaline...Adventure...It's what drives these daredevils. A shark gets into a cage, and that's only the beginning. A skydive goes horribly wrong, causing a life to literally hang in the balance. And extreme skiing becomes extremely scary. They're risk-takers...They're thrill-seekers...They have no fear.
9PM: Blind Justice ( 2 hours) [PREMIERE]: Coral Gables, Florida -- The "Gold Coast." The Sun. The Sea. And, in the million-dollar home of John and Susan Sutton ... a mystery. A woman murdered. Her husband left blind. But Who? And Why? Was it love? Was it Money? Detectives didn't discover an apparent motive until they dug around a tropical island thousands of miles away, and found something long buried, that had nothing to do with treasure.
11PM: Predator Raw: The Unseen Tapes 5: You've seen us catch online predators. Men who use the internet to target children for sex. This time, in Greenville, Ohio - small town America - the unexpected happens. Could this predator trap turn into a bust? But then, they come .. often traveling long distances. With outrageous alibis. Although it's a new location, there's the same shocking behavior. With the same result.
12AM: Predator Raw: The Unseen Tapes 6: Chris Hansen had just finished a family vacation near Fort Myers before beginning the investigation featured in this program. The neighborhood where it takes place is one of the nicest and wealthiest neighborhoods in that Florida city, described by Hansen as like "something from the Home and Garden Channel". And our host wasn't the only one impressed by the setting....virtually every guy who walked in was just stunned at how beautiful it was.
1AM: The Longest Night: Secrets of the Austrian Cellar: This is the dark and unbelievable tale of Elisabeth Fritzl, an 18-year-old girl imprisoned for more than two decades in a cellar in Austria. There her tormenter raped her – there, she gave birth to seven children. Her tormentor – her own father, Josef Fritzl. This horrifying story of incest and torture only came to light after 24 years, when one of the so-called "cellar children" needed to go to the hospital.