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The WORST episodes of Lockup

Every episode of Lockup ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Lockup!

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.

Last Updated: 8/3/2022Network: MSNBC
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Raw: Violence Behind Bars
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#1 - Raw: Violence Behind Bars

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/18/2008

Inmate violence including riots, shanks and attacks on officers.

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Raw: Ever Present Danger
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#2 - Raw: Ever Present Danger

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/5/2008

On a regular basis camera crew explore where even the most heinous violations are an every day activity.

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Raw: Inmates Gone Wild
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#3 - Raw: Inmates Gone Wild

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/18/2008

There is never a dull moment in prison.

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Tennessee Women's Prison
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#4 - Tennessee Women's Prison

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2003

Tennessee Prison for Women along the banks of the Cumberland River is home to more than 700 inmates.

Extended Stay: New Mexico - Get Out and Stay Out
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#5 - Extended Stay: New Mexico - Get Out and Stay Out

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/27/2008

Some inmates leave prison by "paroling legit" or in a body bag and others earn time for early parole, but a few will attempt escape.

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Extended Stay: New Mexico - Institutionalized
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#6 - Extended Stay: New Mexico - Institutionalized

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/20/2008

Inmates who become disruptive or violent are transferred to the lock-up units in levels five and six.

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Extended Stay: New Mexico - War
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#7 - Extended Stay: New Mexico - War

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/27/2008

Prison officials initiate a shakedown after gang members in Level 6 overpower an officer in the recreation area, take her keys and stab a rival gang member.

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Raw: The Revolving Door
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#8 - Raw: The Revolving Door

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2010

Three inmates prepare to cross the threshold to freedom.

Maricopa County: Extended Stay - Chain Reaction
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#9 - Maricopa County: Extended Stay - Chain Reaction

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/10/2010

Behind the bars of Maricopa County Jail.

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Holman: Extended Stay - Til Death Do Us Part
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#10 - Holman: Extended Stay - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/18/2007

Serving life sentences or death sentences in prison.

Holman: Extended Stay - You Wanna Work Where?
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#11 - Holman: Extended Stay - You Wanna Work Where?

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/28/2007

Unexcused absences create staff shortages at Alabama's Holman Correctional Facility.

Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Tipped Off
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#12 - Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Tipped Off

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/30/2009

An anonymous tip puts Internal Affairs on high alert.

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Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Cutting
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#13 - Indiana State Prison: Extended Stay - Cutting

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/6/2009

The many meanings of 'cutting' at Indiana State Prison.

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Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - There Goes The Neighborhood
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#14 - Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - There Goes The Neighborhood

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2009

While visiting Limon Correctional, the Lockup crew is greeted by angry inmates and the cell extraction team is called in to help.

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Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Crackdown
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#15 - Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Crackdown

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/28/2009

Travis Trani becomes the warden of the Limon Correctional Facility in 2008 and implements policies to curtail the violence.

Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Homecoming
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#16 - Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Homecoming

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/12/2009

Five grueling cell extractions at Colorado State Penitentiary.

Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Pain
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#17 - Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Pain

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/19/2009

Violence at the Limon Correctional Facility in Colorado.

Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Love Hurts
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#18 - Limon Colorado: Extended Stay - Love Hurts

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/26/2009

Some inmates don't know when someone is getting too close until it's too late.

Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Father Figure
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#19 - Wabash Valley: Extended Stay - Father Figure

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/31/2011

In this hour, the killer of a corrections officer fights to be freed from 16 years of solitary confinement, and boyhood friends struggle to parent their kids from behind prison walls.

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Lockup World Tour - Israel
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#20 - Lockup World Tour - Israel

Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/19/2012

Life After Lockup
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#21 - Life After Lockup

Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/26/2012

Bobby Ray Gilbert is easily one of the most volatile inmates to ever appear on Lockup. Is it possible that he has discovered true love? David Boltjes ranks as one of the most talked-about inmates featured on Lockup, but now he's out of prison and his tattooed eyeballs continue to ...

Orange County Jail: Extended Stay - Cabin Fever
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#22 - Orange County Jail: Extended Stay - Cabin Fever

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/9/2011

Inside Orange County Jail where most inmates stand charged and are still working their cases so some try to make their jail cells home.

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Louisville: Extended Stay - Horribility
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#23 - Louisville: Extended Stay - Horribility

Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/20/2012

An inmate behaves erratically; an accused murderer faces the death penalty while his girlfriend is being held in the women's wing; a new female inmate raises havoc; a raid catches an inmate by surprise.

Louisville: Extended Stay - Enough Is Enough
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#24 - Louisville: Extended Stay - Enough Is Enough

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/27/2012

A repeat offender tries to smuggle contraband into the jail; an inmate is targeted for allegedly killing a local rap star; prescription drug abuse becomes epidemic; an inmate's drug abuse may keep him in jail; officials fret about one inmate's influence.

Louisville: Extended Stay - Miss Fortune
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#25 - Louisville: Extended Stay - Miss Fortune

Season 15 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/10/2012

A troubled inmate tries to make an impression; another inmate acts out; a woman who gave birth in the jail watches her baby grow up without her; an inmate faces a 25 years-to-life sentence.

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