On Wednesday, May 11 at 9.30pm AEST, Foxtel’s crime + investigation channel will premiere an unprecedented television event, 60 Days In, an explosive new docu-series following seven innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration.
Produced by A+E Network in the US and filmed at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, 60 Days In exposes what really happens behind bars, as seven participants live among the facility’s general population for 60 days – without officers, fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret.
Hundreds of around-the-clock cameras planted throughout the jail capture this unparalleled access, in a ground-breaking effort to bring problems to light and give viewers a first-hand look at prison life, as the participants, none of whom have ever been charged with a crime, adapt to unfamiliar and often terrifying surroundings.
Clark County Correctional Jail houses approximately 500 prisoners, from inmates charged with drug dealing to first time offenders to murder. Due to the facility’s recent corrupt history, Sherrif Jamey Noel devised this program to have innocent participants live in the jail and finally uncover the truth about what really happens within the walls of the prison.
Each participant’s reason for volunteering for the program varies, but they share the ultimate goal of leaving with a better understanding of the system – how it operates, its psychological effects and wanting a part in exposing its larger impact on society.
60 Days In will be broadcast in over 100 territories worldwide. A+E Networks have just announced a second season.