‘Beyond Scared Straight’ is a series in which many Young offenders are gathered and sent to a real prison where they to interact with the real inmates of the prison in hopes to be scared into avoiding a life of crime. A month later, the teens are asked what, if any, lasting impressions the program had on them. Some change their ways following the experience while others continue down the same path they were on before.
Many of the teens are yelled at, taunted, and sometimes even touched by the inmates. But of course, there are always authorities present to regulate. However, it appears as though the show has taken it too far by allowing the inmates to actually rape one of the teenagers in a shocking effort to “scare him straight”.
18 year old Donovan Green was reportedly raped by 3 inmates all while authorities watched them. The authorities allowed the inmates to rape Green while they “cheered” on the inmates yelling phrases like “you gonna learn today boy”. “He had to go through it to learn, it was the right thing to do” says Officer David Lupo, who was present during the rape.