ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A popular A&E show is set to feature the Metropolitan Detention Center on Thursday.
"Beyond Scared Straight," a documentary series that takes a look inside youth intervention programs or "scared straight" programs at jails around the country.
A show clip posted online shows two brothers, one 12 and the other 15, being yelled at by inmates and guards on a tour through MDC.
A description of the episode posted online says it will feature another teen forced by inmates to dance like Justin Bieber because of his resemblance to the pop star.
The jail's chief, Ramon Rustin, declined a request for an on-camera interview but said in a statement that the show did not fairly depict how the program operates.
"The original request was to show a different side and was to show a more informational program from the usual scare-type program," said Rustin through a spokesperson. "However, as they began to edit the show, it developed toward the sensational aspect of the program that audiences who watch this type of show prefer."
The program came under fire last week after a 16-year old claimed she was punched in the buttocks and verbally abused by several inmates during a tour.
Last week, MDC told News 13 the jail was investigating the allegations. CYFD says they've stopped referring teens to the program while that investigation continues.
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