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Arnold Shapiro in Scared Straight!

Scared Straight!

1978 NR

Peter Falk hosts this groundbreaking documentary that won an Oscar and eight Emmys in 1978. The film follows 17 juvenile delinquents who are taken inside a maximum-security prison and brought face to face with the "Lifers," a group of hardened convicts who describe their nightmarish prison life in gruesome detail in an attempt to scare the teen lawbreakers into going straight. Also includes the follow-up program Scared Straight! 20 Years Later.