"LOCKUP EXTENDED STAY: CLEVELAND" - NEW SEASON OF MSNBC'S AWARD-WINNING PRISON SERIES - PREMIERES SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH @ 10 PM EST
NEW YORK - April 1, 2013 - The critically acclaimed MSNBC series, "Lockup Extended Stay," will launch its new season Saturday, April 6th, 2013. The six episode series takes viewers inside the Cuyahoga County Correction Center in Cleveland, Ohio. With over 2,000 inmates, Cuyahoga County Correction Center faces the challenges of over-crowding and a younger, more violent population.
The "Lockup" field team shot inside the facility over a period of four months and covered a wide range of stories including that of a of a 71-year-old female inmate convicted of running a $60,000,000 Ponzi scheme and a male inmate, who after 24 years on Ohio's Death Row, was back at the jail while fighting to have his verdict overturned in court.
Much of the drama in Cuyahoga County surrounded the Heartless Felons, a local gang that was born in Cleveland's juvenile detention facilities. Gang members regularly threaten, attack and shakedown other inmates for everything from food trays, to commissary goods and arranging for their victims' family members to do them favors on the outside.
"Lockup Extended Stay: Cleveland" will air as follows:
April 6TH: "Heartless Felons" 10 PM ET
April 13th: "It Burns" 10 PM ET
April 20TH": "Wombmates" 10 PM ET
April 27th: "Rush" @ 12 AM ET
May 4th: "Bullschmidt" @10 PM ET
May 11TH: "Checkmate" @ 10 PM ET
"Lock Up Extended Stay," is an MSNBC original production, and is produced with 44 Blue Productions. Elise Warner is the Executive Producer of "Lockup," MSNBC. Rasha Drachkovitch is Executive Producer for 44 Blue. Jim Cirigliano is Co-Executive Producer for 44 Blue. Chris Rowe is Supervising Producer for 44 Blue. Michael Rubin is Vice President, Long Form Programming for MSNBC. Scott Hooker is Senior Executive Producer, Documentary Production and Development, MSNBC.
MSNBC's award-winning documentary unit combines compelling storytelling with exclusive access to some of the most intriguing and rarely seen places and people in the world, allowing viewers to become eyewitnesses. Building on the world-class newsgathering and talent of MSNBC and NBC News, the MSNBC documentary unit takes audiences undercover to investigate in-depth some of the most important stories of our time. Drawing on partnerships with accomplished producers and acclaimed filmmakers, MSNBC presents powerful documentaries and also showcases unique features under the MSNBC Films umbrella.