Sun 21 Feb 2016, 08:00
Crime + Investigation (CI) (170) will premiere The Jail: 60 Days In.
On Saturday 2 April at 21:00, Crime + Investigation (CI) (170) will premiere The Jail: 60 Days In – an unprecedented new, original 11-part docu-series following seven innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars. As a result of the facility’s recent corrupt history, Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised a programme where the seven participants will live among the facility’s general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.
Around-the-clock cameras captured this unparalleled access in an effort to bring problems to light and give viewers a first-hand look as the participants adapt to unfamiliar and terrifying surroundings. The Jail: 60 Days In is a candid view of what life is like behind bars, through the eyes of people who have never been charged with a crime or done time.
“After recently taking office, it was no secret that the Clark County Jail had problems and we needed to take quick control. The only way to truly understand what was going on in the jail was to implement innocent participants into the system to provide first-hand unbiased intelligence. These brave volunteers helped us identify critical issues within our system that undercover officers would not have been able to find. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of this inaugural programme,” says Sheriff Jamey Noel.
Maryum: A social worker fighting to put an end to gang violence
Zac: A conservative ex-Marine hopes the experience will help him in his journey to becoming a DEA agent
Tami: A police officer who has arrested hundreds of people wanted to better understand what life is like on the other side. After growing up in foster care, she could have easily wound up in jail like her brother so she wants to participate to gain a better perspective on how different their lives turned out
Jeff: A security guard for many years is ready to take the next step in his career to become a corrections officer. He feels that this experience will help ready him for his next career move
Isaiah: Feels like a part of him was ripped away when his older brother was locked up and wants to experience what his brother is going through
Robert: A teacher wants to use this experience to teach his students about the ramifications of their choices
Barbra: A military wife and mother of two young children feels that prisoners have it too easy behind bars and wants to live it first-hand
The Jail: 60 Days In is produced by Lucky 8 TV for A&E Network. Executive producers for Lucky 8 TV are Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard and Jeff Grogan. Executive producers for A&E Networks are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon and Brad Holcman.