Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail’s Apoca-Culture

Harrowing and depressingly post-apocalyptic:

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.

via BBC – BBC Two Programmes – Louis Theroux, Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail, Part 1.

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Comments

  1. Doug says:

    "not available in your area"

    That is the message I got when II tried to watch this video.
    I'm in Houston, Texas.

    wtf

  2. Jason says:

    Just curious as to why they allow these shows to be produced. It doesn't paint a very good picture of the jail system.