Louis Theroux is always a great narrator and host to a number of interesting stories and documentaries, but this one takes the cake so far. Miami Mega Jail delves into the horrible conditions in one of the largest jail institutions in the US, located in Miami-Dade County. Here, inmates are held for a seemingly indefinite time period while they await trial on charges brought against them.

But it’s not just a waiting cell for those inside the jail. It’s a life of survival that is sometimes just as dangerous as life is outside of the walls. With stabbings, beatings, and a whole set of “jail rules” to follow, one wrong act can land an inmate on the receiving end of more than just one set of fists.

Louis Theroux not only looks at the jail and exposes some of the problems and risks inmates face, but he also takes a look at the programs in place to try and get young inmates rehabilitated so they don’t have to live in the jail.

The 2-part documentary is long (an hour each episode), but I think it’s important to take the time out to see just how inmates are treated once inside jail cells.

Part 2 is inside.