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Lurid Docs For MSNBC Holiday Period

MSNBC has lined up a slew of lurid documentary fare just in time for the holidays, when the cable net rolls out a dozen new programs on topics ranging from sex slaves to supermax prisons for its prime time "Doc Block" in December. Among the premieres next month will be ""Conviction," "MSNBC Undercover: Sex Slaves in America"" and ""Journey to the Center of the Brain."

"It is also bringing back ""Lockup: Holman -- Extended Stay." while debuting ""Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder." ""Sex Slaves"" will be hosted by Meredith Vieira and premieres Dec. 3 at 11 p.m. to go inside the U.S. human trafficking and underground prostitution scene. ""Conviction"" rolls out Dec. 19 and Dec. 22. In it, five inmates try to come to terms with their murderous pasts as the show takes viewers on a journey through the criminal mind.



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