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At crossroads to redemption | Eugene Howard | Hard Time S3

Eugene Howard is a newcomer to Earl “Kareem” Smith’s group in Hard Times. When he entered the prison system, Eugene Howard joined a gang. Now…

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Daily threat of violence | Randy Cochran| Hard Time S3

“Randy “”Rock”” Cochran from Hard Time works in the kitchen, and he is always respectful to the authorities. Randy “”Rock”” Cochran knows that life in…

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The price of leadership behind bars | Earl Smith | Hard Time S3

Earl Smith (“Kareem”) is convicted of murder and must serve life in prison. He robbed a restaurant when he was 22 and killed someone working…

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Payday | Anjail Muhammad | Hard Time S3

In our documentation series Hard Time, Anjail Muhammad is sentenced for murder with life without parole. In prison, Anjail Muhammad still is rather provocative. She…

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Life as a prison player | Julie Murphy | Hard Time S3

It is Julie Murphy’s third stay in prison, and she knows how things go. In Hard Times, Julie is a well-known inmate, which is not…

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Regretting decisions | Amy Price | Hard Time S3

Amy Price was a straight-A student from a loving home, but she ended up in Hard Times. In Hard Times, Amy started doing party drugs….

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A special place in the hierachy| Rose Richardson| Hard Time S3

She has a job in prison, she is a maintanance worker. Rose Richardson is in lockdown because of talking back to her work supervisor in…

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A problematic inmate | Kimberly Taylor | Hard Time S3

Kimberly Taylor is not the easiest inmate from Hard Times. She has trouble with other women in jail, thats why she was in Lockdown for…

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Prison celebrity | Brandi Cook | Hard Time S3

She walks like one, talks like one, treats you like one. Overall Brandi Cook from Hard Time describes herself as a gentleman. Brandi Cook alias…

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Taking a different path | J.B. Davis | Hard Time S3

J.B. Davis’s lifestory presented in Hard Time, is shaped by a troubled youth. In Hard Time, he explains that he had a lot of anger…

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Conform or consequences | Hassan Hawkins | Hard Time S3

The new prison inmate in Hard Time, Hassan Hawkins, tries to adapt to his new life behind bars. Unwilling to follow the rules of another…

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The Prison Code | Antonio German| Hard Time S3

Antonio German is not the easiest prisoner in our series Hard Time. In Hard Time he is one of the instigators of an uprise of…

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(No) Rules| Chaz White | Hard Time S2

Money and muscle form the power in prison. If you don’t have either, you have to get inventive. New young Hard Times inmate Chaz White…

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Family Trees | Dorie Terrell | Hard Time S2

Hard Time shows that managing female offenders is one of the toughest jobs in corrections. At the Ohio Reformatory for Women the system is tested…

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Old vs. New Generation | Oran Brumley | Hard Time S2

Over half of his life in prison – this is the story of 60-year-old inmate Oran Brumley who has seen the prison system change serving…

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Take what you need | Juice Reynolds | Hard Time S2

Hard Times living behind bars, especially with no access to money from relatives or better-paying prison jobs. Some inmates choose the illegal way of building…

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Legal vs. Illegal Work | Ronald A. Dudas | Hard Time S2

Not all prisoners rely on a reputation of violence and spreading fear in order to get through Hard Times behind bars. Inmate Ronald A. Dudas…

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Back in Prison | Rodney Ruggles | Hard Time S2

This is the return of Rodney Ruggles aka. Rebel in Hard Time. As a short timer he regularly serves shorter sentences in prison and therefore…

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Going Home| David Mahoney| Hard Times S2

Life in prison is tough, but it seems even harder to get used to life back on the streets after doing time for over 20…

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Lesson learned | Marquis Hayes| Hard Times S2

First and hopefully last time in prison for 18 year old new arrival Marquis Hayes in Hard Times. The orientation process is tedious and he…

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