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 explore 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 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