Parents' Guide to

The Squad: Prison Police

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Tennessee prison reality docu is graphic and violent.

TV A&E Reality TV 2010
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This gritty series underscores the fact that prison police squads regularly put their lives on the line to control over-crowded prisons. It also highlights the violent culture of state prison systems and the high level of illegal activity that takes place in them.

It's interesting, but it also offers some troubling messages. Despite reminders that people are innocent until proven otherwise, the squad members consistently suggest that the prisoners they're investigating are guilty. And, ultimately, the show paints a very grim picture of law enforcement's inability to control major crimes behind prison walls.

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