44 Blue locks down prison series for Discovery

U.S. net Discovery Channel is lining up First Week In, a 44 Blue-produced docuseries that gives an inside look at the first week of incarceration for first-time offenders, premiering in the New Year.
December 13, 2011

U.S. net Discovery Channel is lining up First Week In, a docuseries that gives an inside look at the first week of incarceration for first time offenders, premiering on January 9 at 9 p.m. EST.

Produced by 44 Blue Productions, First Week In offers a behind-the-scenes look at inmates in prison for crimes ranging from drug charges and domestic violence to kidnapping, to see how they cope in their environments.

The twist of the show is that it focuses on people arrested for the very first time, documenting their initial reactions, from their interaction and confrontations with violent offenders, to their desperate attempts to make phone calls. First Week In will also feature commentary from correctional officers, adding a legal perspective that explains day-to-day operations and court processes.

44 Blue’s Rasha Drachkovitch serves as executive producer, while Cameo Wallace is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

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