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Behind Bars: Rookie Year

TV14 • Crime, Documentaries, Reality, Drama, Cops & Detectives • TV Series • 2015

Corrections departments have one of the highest dropout rates in the country, with nearly half of all rookies leaving the job before their one-year an...more

Corrections departments have one of the highest dropout rates in the country, with nearly half of all rookies leaving the job before their one-year an...more

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1 season available (8 episodes)

1 season available

(8 episodes)

Season1
Episode 1

Is It Worth It?

New corrections officer Zach encounters a violent inmate during his first day on the job; Ariel works to overcome her timid persona; prisoners taunt Carlos; Tyler locates contraband in the prison kitchen.
Episode 2

Respect

Inmates do not appreciate Andrew's aggressive approach; Keith looks for the best way out of a potentially volatile situation; Ariel begins work on the line; one rookie cracks under the pressure of the job.
Episode 3

Gangland

Francisco reacts when a fight erupts; Tyler crosses the line with a prison gang leader; Keith assists the elite gang unit; Cohen, a third-generation corrections officer, aims to prove his worth.
Episode 4

The Con Game

A career criminal takes advantage of Mangin; Andrew works to bust a gang member who is dealing drugs; Ariel faces the challenges of being a female corrections officer.
Episode 5

The Riot

Zach investigates a fight; Keith deals with unstable and violent inmates; Ariel wrestles with the uncertainty of the job; PNM's tragic past acts as both a haunting reminder and a catalyst for change.
Episode 6

The Drug Trade

Most of PNM's inmates are serving long-term sentences for violent crimes, and for many it's drugs that help them get through the time. Despite efforts to keep the prison clean, narcotics always find their way into this otherwise closed world.
Episode 7

Sink or Swim

With a few months on the line under their belts, the rookies are beginning to understand the harsh realities of their new careers.
Episode 8

Breaking Point

An inmate leaves a work detail; Ariel lands a rough assignment; Keith seeks a change; a partnership forms between Andrew and Mangin; a former CO wants his old job back.

COs in Training

Welcome to the Penitentiary of New Mexico

Keith Trains for a Promotion

The COs Wrap Up

Ariel Responds to a Power Outage

Cohen Cleans Up

Bruce's Near-Miss

Francisco Shares What He's Learned

The Work Program

CO Cordova Conducts a Shakedown

CO Mangin Passes a Phone

Meet CO Francisco Villacana

Searching Cells for Tattoo Supplies

Carlos Loses a Battle

Meet CO Specialist Locksmith Pallisen

Does Ariel Have What It Takes to Be a Good CO?

Tyler Wants to Be a Good CO

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