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Battle Behind Bars

Jackson, Georgia: The Hall to the Hi-Max: The CERT team escorts inmate Hassan Hawkins to the Hi-Max Unit, a facility for Georgia's worst inmates. When on lockdown, inmates have limited movement and little contact with officers or staff. Getting out of isolation means inmates must end their bad behavior, or face loss of privileges such as visitation.

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Every day is a battle for control among some of the state's toughest inmates at Georgia's Smith State Prison. Tensions build when a cell floods and angry prisoners must evacuate. When an officer is attacked by a group of annoyed inmates, a huge bloody fight erupts, prompting the prison to go on lockdown while the instigators are taken into custody.