The BEST Episodes of Lockup

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Network: MSNBC

Lockup takes us inside maximum security prisons, showing us what life is really like for those that are spending several years there, their whole life, or even those waiting to be executed.

Inside Miami-Dade Corrections

#1 - Inside Miami-Dade Corrections

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 10, 2005

Miami's prison system.

star 10.00
1 votes
Extended Stay: New Mexico - Taking a Hostage

#2 - Extended Stay: New Mexico - Taking a Hostage

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 29, 2008

Prisoners take hostages in the Penitentiary of New Mexico.

star 10.00
2 votes
Raw: The Devils Workshop

#3 - Raw: The Devils Workshop

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 26, 2008

Idle time leads to mischief in prison.

star 10.00
2 votes
Extended Stay: Corcoran - Road to Redemption

#4 - Extended Stay: Corcoran - Road to Redemption

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 20, 2008

Inmates must choose between doing their time or following a more self-destructive path.

star 10.00
2 votes
Raw: Pushing the Limits

#5 - Raw: Pushing the Limits

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2010

In a life full of restrictions, we've seen inmates take control of whatever they can, despite the consequences. We've seen frustrated inmates reach their breaking point. And in the battle of wills, some will take actions that can never be reversed.

star 10.00
1 votes
Raw: Ain't No Hotel

#6 - Raw: Ain't No Hotel

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 2010

America's Toughest Jail where we find stories that ranged from the unexpected to horrifying.

star 10.00
1 votes
Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Sticks and Stone

#7 - Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Sticks and Stone

Season 12 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 26, 2011

The Wabash Correctional Facility houses more than 2,000 convicted felons.

star 10.00
1 votes
Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Close Quarters

#8 - Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Close Quarters

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 17, 2011

Pairing up inmates into two-man cells requires careful screening.

star 10.00
2 votes
Inside Spring Creek Alaska

#9 - Inside Spring Creek Alaska

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 18, 2006

Life inside Alaska's Spring Creek Correctional Center.

star 9.50
2 votes
Tampa: Extended Stay - High Profile

#10 - Tampa: Extended Stay - High Profile

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 3, 2011

At the Hillsborough County Jail in Tampa, Fla., an accused murderer in a high profile case tries to cash in on her notoriety and a convicted rapist loses his cool in court.

star 9.33
3 votes
Raw: Harsh Reality

#11 - Raw: Harsh Reality

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2010

Sometimes life has other plans, like when the ex leader of a gang faces a whole new reality he discovers the price for coming clean.

star 9.25
4 votes
Raw: The Daily Grind

#12 - Raw: The Daily Grind

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 19, 2008

The daily grind of prison life has been known to push some inmates to the brink.

star 9.20
5 votes
Extended Stay: Corcoran - Hugs Not Drugs

#13 - Extended Stay: Corcoran - Hugs Not Drugs

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 30, 2008

Inmates find various ways to smuggle in contraband.

star 9.20
5 votes
Raw: Ganging Up

#14 - Raw: Ganging Up

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired May 16, 2009

Joining a gang while in prison.

star 9.20
5 votes
Holman: Extended Stay - He Takes No Prisoners

#15 - Holman: Extended Stay - He Takes No Prisoners

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

Grantt Culliver controls the disruptive inmates of Holman Correctional Facility.

star 9.17
6 votes
Extended Stay: Corcoran - Prison Politics

#16 - Extended Stay: Corcoran - Prison Politics

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2008

Corcoran officers put their lives on the line to prevent inmate attacks.

star 9.00
2 votes
Raw: America's Toughest Jails

#17 - Raw: America's Toughest Jails

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 25, 2008

Three of America's busiest and largest jails.

star 9.00
4 votes
Maricopa County: Extended Stay - Identity Crisis

#18 - Maricopa County: Extended Stay - Identity Crisis

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 31, 2010

No matter the circumstances that brought them there, Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix, Arizona, will have a profound effect on who the inmates will become. And for some, their time in jail will reveal their true nature.

star 9.00
1 votes
Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Brotherhood

#19 - Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Brotherhood

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 20, 2009

The Residential Treatment Unit.

star 9.00
1 votes
Boston: Extended Stay - Baptism by Fire

#20 - Boston: Extended Stay - Baptism by Fire

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 6, 2011

An inmate finds himself on the wrong end of an attack; another with a reputation for violence and another waits trial for murder.

star 9.00
3 votes
World Tour: Eastern Europe

#21 - World Tour: Eastern Europe

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2009

Behind the walls of six maximum-security prisons in Serbia, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

star 9.00
2 votes
Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - We Fight

#22 - Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - We Fight

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 10, 2011

A group inmates find themselves in racial conflict.

star 9.00
2 votes
Grand Rapids: Extended Stay - And Baby Makes Three?

#23 - Grand Rapids: Extended Stay - And Baby Makes Three?

Season 17 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2013

A rapper in jail for assaulting his girlfriend is about to return to the streets; an inmate worker tries creating the jail's most popular dish; a pair of incarcerated lovers might have another mouth to feed.

star 9.00
4 votes
Grand Rapids: Extended Stay - The Gamble

#24 - Grand Rapids: Extended Stay - The Gamble

Season 17 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2013

An inmate with a long record and a big personality faces another problem; four inmates enter the system following a shocking home invasion.

star 9.00
6 votes
Wichita: Extended Stay - Defending Bacon

#25 - Wichita: Extended Stay - Defending Bacon

Season 27 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2017

At the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita, Kansas, many inmates rely on their faith to help them through their time behind bars.

star 9.00
3 votes