Ten petty criminals from the UK are transported to the notorious Maricopa County
jail, known as the 'Alcatraz of Arizona'. Under the rule of notoriously tough
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, these British bad lads will undergo a series of terrifying
and ultimately life-changing experiences as they discover the sort of existence
faced by some of America’s most formidable criminals.
Living alongside proper cons in the cramped and squalid conditions, the participants
will quickly find out that their reputations back home don’t count for
much in an Arizona jail.
They’ll be subjected to the same hard labour endured by real-life criminals
and they’ll be introduced to the ‘buddy system’, which will
see them paired up with genuine inmates.
Faced with a wake-up call of this magnitude, and given the chance to see at first
hand the devastation wrought upon the lives of offenders by their misdeeds, the
participants will have no choice but to drastically reassess their own lives.