Luckily, most of us will never experience jail time.
But for the unfortunate few that do, it can turn into their worst nightmare.
The Discovery Channel is set air a new show, First Week In.
The show will follow a similar format as the 1970s documentary Scared Straight, where teens were locked up for three hours with convicts.
The difference? These prisoners don't get to leave.
The police and prison guards will commentate during the show as each criminal is chronicled from their last days of freedom to their first stint in lockdown.
Some will cry, some will get beat up, others will be worse or better.
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