Banged Up: Teens Behind Bars


Genre: Formats, Reality


Duration: 3x60


Year of Production: 2019


Production Company: BriteSpark Films


Broadcaster: Channel 4


Definition: HD


A high-stakes, transformational TV experiment

Is your out-of-control teen one caution away from a criminal record? Are you at breaking point with nowhere left to turn? The answer may lie in a unique, real-life Florida programme of tough justice for tearaway teens at high risk of offending. This drama incarceration scheme gets astonishing results. Just nine per cent of graduates go on to get banged up for real, compared to a national prison recidivism rate of 70 per cent.

In this ambitious and ground-breaking TV first, we supersize this scheme and send some of the toughest delinquents to the Sunshine state for the most intense week of their lives, both physically and mentally. Packed with drama, conflict, jeopardy, raw emotion, and profound insights into the hearts and minds of these untamed teens at their most vulnerable - and reachable – this gripping series irrevocably change lives…for the better.

Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2019