Behind Bars: Rookie Year

Thursdays, 10:00 PM ET on A&E

60 minutes

"Behind Bars: Rookie Year" follows a group of new recruits at the New Mexico Corrections Academy (NMCA) who are training or have recently joined the ranks at the Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM). These rookies come face-to-face with rapists, murderers, and gang members who take pleasure in preying on weakness. Every new recruit hoping to join the department goes through a rigorous training program designed to test their fortitude and give them the tools needed to survive one of the most dangerous working environments on the planet. But as each day passes, the physical and emotional demands often prove too much for some, and even the best training can't prepare a rookie for the unexpected. Whether they're cadets in training or brand new on the line, the officers all wrestle with a critical life-or-death question: Is it worth it?

Thursdays, 10:00 PM ET on A&E

60 minutes

"Behind Bars: Rookie Year" follows a group of new recruits at the New Mexico Corrections Academy (NMCA) who are training or have recently joined the ranks at the Penitentiary of New Mexico (PNM). These rookies come face-to-face with rapists, murderers, and gang members who take pleasure in preying on weakness. Every new recruit hoping to join the department goes through a rigorous training program designed to test their fortitude and give them the tools needed to survive one of the most dangerous working environments on the planet. But as each day passes, the physical and emotional demands often prove too much for some, and even the best training can't prepare a rookie for the unexpected. Whether they're cadets in training or brand new on the line, the officers all wrestle with a critical life-or-death question: Is it worth it?

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Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 12 - The Takedown

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s2e12 The Takedown
November 10, 2016
The rookies help put the final nail in the SNM gang's coffin; Javier conducts his first extraction; Israel considers a job change in light of recent news; Mangin and Cordova offer their knowledge to a brand-new class of cadets.
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Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 1 Episode 1 - Is It Worth It?

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s1e1 Is It Worth It?
August 6, 2015
Novice correctional officers are followed during their first year on the job at the Penitentiary of New Mexico in this series, which premieres with a rookie getting into an encounter with a violent inmate. Meanwhile, a female colleague tries to overcome her timid persona; and contraband is discovered in the prison kitchen.
Series Premiere
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 1 Episode 5 - The Riot
s1e5 The Riot
September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015
The Riot
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 1 Episode 6 - The Drug Trade
s1e6 The Drug Trade
September 10, 2015
September 10, 2015
The Drug Trade
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 1 Episode 7 - Sink or Swim
s1e7 Sink or Swim
September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015
Sink or Swim
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 1 Episode 8 - Breaking Point
s1e8 Breaking Point
September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015
Breaking Point
Season Finale
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 1 - A New Threat
s2e1 A New Threat
August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016
A New Threat
Season Premiere
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 2 - Fear
s2e2 Fear
September 1, 2016
September 1, 2016
Fear
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 3 - Predator vs. Prey
s2e3 Predator vs. Prey
September 8, 2016
September 8, 2016
Predator vs. Prey
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 4 - Survival of the Fittest
s2e4 Survival of the Fittest
September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016
Survival of the Fittest
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 5 - Boiling Point
s2e5 Boiling Point
September 22, 2016
September 22, 2016
Boiling Point
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 6 - Mind Games
s2e6 Mind Games
September 29, 2016
September 29, 2016
Mind Games
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 7 - No Room for Error
s2e7 No Room for Error
October 6, 2016
October 6, 2016
No Room for Error
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 8 - Building the Case
s2e8 Building the Case
October 13, 2016
October 13, 2016
Building the Case
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 9 - The Ones That Make It
s2e9 The Ones That Make It
October 20, 2016
October 20, 2016
The Ones That Make It
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 10 - Zero to 100
s2e10 Zero to 100
October 27, 2016
October 27, 2016
Zero to 100
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 11 - It's Personal
s2e11 It's Personal
November 3, 2016
November 3, 2016
It's Personal
Watch Behind Bars: Rookie Year Season 2 Episode 12 - The Takedown
s2e12 The Takedown
November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016
The Takedown
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