Hard Time: Season 1

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Prison is about life: serving it, living it, and taking it back. HARD TIME takes viewers on a yearlong journey behind the bars of Georgia’s maximum-security prisons, following the lives of those who work and serve time in one of the toughest correctional systems in the country.  It’s a brutal world where respect is hard-won, time is distorted, violence is a constant threat, and redemption is an elusive quest.  Each hour follows the struggle to maintain order, examining Georgia’s unique paramilitary approach to discipline and control.

Aired: January 23, 2009
Station: National Geographic Channel
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