Jeff Labrecque
August 06, 2010 AT 11:08 AM EDT

Scared Straight, the 1978 Oscar-winning documentary in which hardened prisoners lectured and often berated at-risk teens to keep them out of trouble with the law, will be resurrected as an A&E television program. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable network has ordered four one-hour specials of Beyond Scared Straight that will air in winter 2011.

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