Lockup (TV series)

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Lockup
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Genre Reality, Documentary, Drama
Created by Rasha Drachkovitch
Developed by 44 Blue Productions
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 25
No. of episodes 237 (list of episodes)
Release
Original network MSNBC
Original release June 4, 2005 – February 11, 2017
External links
Website www.44blue.com

Lockup is a prison documentary series, produced by 44 Blue Productions, which airs on MSNBC. The Lockup franchise also includes Lockup: Raw, Lockup: World Tour, Lockup: Extended Stay, Lockup: Special Investigation, and Life After Lockup.

Lockup (and the other series in the franchise) explore jail and prison facilities throughout the United States, profiling notable inmates, incidents, and prison operations. A typical episode usually follows one or two inmates as they attend disciplinary hearings, receive visits from family, and interact with other inmates. In some episodes, inmates are provided with personal video cameras ("inmate cams") to use in their cells for recording their thoughts.

Titles within the franchise deal in specific areas as follows:

  • Raw – Previously unaired footage from visits to various prisons, interspersed with comments from the production crew
  • Extended Stay – Blocks of episodes that each focus on a long-term visit to one prison
  • World Tour – Visits to prisons in countries other than the United States
  • Special Investigation – Focus on a specific aspect of the prison system, usually the juvenile justice system
  • Life After Lockup – Inmates who have been released from prison and are trying to return to society

Most episodes end with a 'recap', explaining what happened to a given inmate (or, on occasion, a staff member) months or years after the taping; subsequent episodes will frequently return to a given prison (and/or a given inmate) to revisit them several months later.

The cancellation of Lockup was announced on June 29, 2016, with the 25th season as the series' last.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 18 June 4, 2005 (2005-06-04) February 4, 2006 (2006-02-04)
2 6 July 24, 2006 (2006-07-24) December 18, 2006 (2006-12-18)
3 12 September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07) December 28, 2007 (2007-12-28)
4 28 January 2, 2008 (2008-01-02) May 23, 2009 (2009-05-23)
5 14 May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25) December 26, 2009 (2009-12-26)
6 3 January 1, 2010 (2010-01-01) January 23, 2010 (2010-01-23)
7 8 March 6, 2010 (2010-03-06) April 24, 2010 (2010-04-24)
8 14 July 3, 2010 (2010-07-03) December 25, 2010 (2010-12-25)
9 7 December 25, 2010 (2010-12-25) April 9, 2011 (2011-04-09)
10 12 July 2, 2011 (2011-07-02) October 15, 2011 (2011-10-15)
11 6 November 26, 2011 (2011-11-26) December 31, 2011 (2011-12-31)
12 6 January 7, 2012 (2012-01-07) February 18, 2012 (2012-02-18)
13 8 April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07) May 26, 2012 (2012-05-26)
14 12 October 13, 2012 (2012-10-13) December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)
15 12 April 13, 2013 (2013-04-13) August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)
16 12 October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) December 21, 2013 (2013-12-21)
17 6 March 1, 2014 (2014-03-01) April 5, 2014 (2014-04-05)
18 7 May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31) July 12, 2014 (2014-07-12)
19 5 September 6, 2014 (2014-09-06) October 4, 2014 (2014-10-04)
20 6 November 22, 2014 (2014-11-22) December 27, 2014 (2014-12-27)
21 6 February 28, 2015 (2015-02-28) April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
22 6 May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30) July 4, 2015 (2015-07-04)
23 6 August 1, 2015 (2015-08-01) September 5, 2015 (2015-09-05)
24 12 October 10, 2015 (2015-10-10) December 26, 2015 (2015-12-26)
25 5 January 14, 2017 (2017-01-14) February 11, 2017 (2017-02-11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lockup Cancelled By MSNBC – No Season 26". Renew Cancel TV. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 

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