While the person from this story did not actually get to appear on the show Scared Straight, they still had a very similar experience while they were in their teen years. At the time, they revealed that they had a rebellious streak that could have led them down a bad path in life, which is why they ended up in their county’s scared straight program.
But here’s the kicker. While nearly every story from these types of reality shows reveals poor results, this story was a success. Since the person in this story valued freedom above all else, seeing what life was like in prison was more than enough to convince them to avoid trouble from then on out. Aside from a speeding ticket, they’ve been quite successful.