Hello, again, everyone! We have one premiere this weekend. Saturday, the Lockup marathon starts at 6PM. Please join us on facebook and twitter. An up-to-date version of "The Casey Anthony Trial" will air at 6PM and 1AM on Sunday. And Sunday night at 8PM, our new season of Caught on Camera continues, with the premiere of "Caught on Camera: Viral Videos - Do You Believe?": From the absurd…to the embarrasing…to the just plain shocking…these viral videos capture our attention, one way… or another. Almost instantly we want to forward them along. But how can you know if they’re real? See if you can tell truth from fiction in this hour of fantastic recorded tales.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
10PM: 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.
11PM: 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."
12AM: 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.
1AM: Lockup: Return to Corcoran: It’s one of California’s largest maximum-security prisons and home to two of the state’s most notorious killers, Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan, but to many, Corcoran State Prison is best known as the site of so-called “gladiator fights.” Prison guards allegedly looked on as inmates fought one another in concrete yards, sometimes to the death. The guards were acquitted, but when we first brought our cameras into Corcoran in 2000 the prison was still recovering from the scandal and looking for new ways to combat rampant violence. In this hour of "Lockup" we take you back into this highly charged facility to see whether it has overcome its troubled past.
2AM: Lockup: Inside Kentucky State: Just the look of Kentucky State Penitentiary evokes an image of medieval times. In this episode of Lockup, we go behind the walls of Kentucky's only maximum-security prison and visit death row in a facility not so lovingly referred to as "the castle."
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
6PM: Lockup: Inside Kern Valley: California’s newest prison, Kern Valley State, opened its doors in June 2005 to help ease overcrowding in a state prison system with more than 170,000 inmates behind bars. Lockup takes you behind those bars in this maximum-security penitentiary where we see one extremely violent inmate pay severely for attacking the staff, while another gets a rare prison perk… a conjugal visit from his wife.
7PM: Lockup: Inside Iowa State Penitentiary: Built in 1839, the nation’s oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi sits behind 40-foot stone and concrete walls, and is Iowa’s only maximum-security facility. Some of the inmates are mentally ill, including Caleb Etter, in for meth manufacturing and a sex crime. MSNBC shows you his extraction from a cell and subsequent restraint after attacking a female guard. We also feature another inmate, back behind bars after a daring escape attempt. And we meet the prison's most notorious resident, Chai Vang, serving six life sentences for murdering six hunters in Wisconsin.
8PM: Lockup: Inside Brushy Mountain: The Brushy Mountain Correctional Complex in Eastern Tennessee serves a unique purpose in the state’s prison system. For first-time inmates, it’s often just a point of entry. For the most violent prisoners, it’s the last stop. As a result, Brushy Mountain has an unusual population—young men facing the harsh reality of a life without freedom, and hardened lifers who find it difficult to remember anything else.
9PM: 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.
10PM: 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.
11PM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - The Conjugal Visit: San Quentin's warden says that other than an inmate’s release date, visits are the most important things in their lives. For some, visits are rare moments of intimacy. For others, they are business transaction opportunities, a pathway for drugs coming into the prison. As a result, some visitors who come to San Quentin find themselves staying much longer than originally planned.
12AM: Lockup San Quentin: Extended Stay - 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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
6PM: The Casey Anthony Trial: It's a trial that has riveted the nation, with the story of a young mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter. There has been daily courtroom drama, including stunning claims from the defense and accusations that pit parent against child. Was Casey Anthony a selfish party girl? Or a misunderstood, loving mom to Caylee? Unanswered questions...revealing jailhouse video... and raw emotion. We have the latest the latest developments in the Casey Anthony trial.
7PM: Caught on Camera: Fireball!: Dangerous materials are used everyday, usually without incident, because safeguards are in place to minimize risks. But accidents, both natural and man-made, happen all-too frequently. And when highly flammable materials are involved, the ensuing disaster often results in a fireball. In this hour, watch as massive industrial accidents lead to unbelievable explosions, fuel leaks level buildings, gas stations erupt into infernos, and rescue workers put it all on the line.
8PM: Caught on Camera: Viral Videos-Do You Believe? [PREMIERE]: From the absurd…to the embarrasing…to the just plain shocking…these viral videos capture our attention, one way… or another. Almost instantly we want to forward them along. But how can you know if they’re real? See if you can tell truth from fiction in this hour of fantastic recorded tales.
9PM: Sex Bunker: John Jamelske, a mild-mannered widower, who spent years nursing his sick wife, was really leading a double life for more than a decade. Even seasoned police officers were stunned to learn who this man really was, and who he had locked in an underground dungeon connected to his house.
10PM: 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.
11PM: The Toy Box: Where Evil Lurks: March 22nd, 1999. A terrified young woman runs naked through the streets of a small New Mexico town. She is the latest victim of David Parker Ray. Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole describes Ray as a "serial sexual sadist", and former sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein says, "This type of character is more interested in the suffering of his victims.. it's less the committing of sexual acts; it's inflicting pain on them in anyway that he can." While these types of criminals often kill…and police are convinced Ray has killed …no bodies are found. Without a body, prosecutors are forced to try Ray for crimes of sexual violence - many committed in a torture chamber he built , a named, "The Toy Box." So might Ray walk -- despite overwhelming evidence against him, including audio tape, video tape, and a victim's compelling testimony? In this hour, a case that put American justice on trial.
12AM: 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.
1AM: The Casey Anthony Trial