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Louis visits a notorious section of Miami County Jail, where some of the most volatile inmates are housed in cage-like dwellings and living under a gladiatorial code.

In the first episode of this two-part series, Louis spends time in one of the most notorious sections of Miami County Jail: the fifth and sixth floor of 'Main Jail', where many of the most volatile inmates are incarcerated.

Held in large cage-like dwellings for up to 24 men, the inmates have developed a strange and violent jail culture. The men - who remain in the cells almost all the time and may only leave for yard time twice a week - live under the sway of a gladiatorial code. They fight each other for food, for status, and often just to pass the endless hours of confinement. Trips to the infirmary are a frequent occurrence as inmates are viciously attacked and beaten, but the guards say they are powerless to end the abuse.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Louis Theroux
Executive Producer Nick Mirsky
Director Emma Cooper
Series Producer Emma Cooper

Broadcasts

  • Sun 22 May 2011 21:00
  • Sun 22 May 2011 22:30
  • Mon 23 May 2011 23:20
  • Sat 9 Jul 2011 03:00
  • Thu 5 Oct 2017 22:00

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