U.S. cable network A&E is slated to premiere the docuseries 60 Days In, following seven innocent individuals voluntarily incarcerated at an Indiana jailhouse, this March.
Produced by Lucky 8 TV, the 12 x 60-minute series will see participants living among the general population at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana for 60 days. Those taking part will look to expose any internal issues in light of recent controversies around the facility, without officers, fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret.
Carefully placed cameras will follow the seven participants – each one hand-selected by Sheriff Jamey Noel – to capture their journey. Individuals selected for the social experiment include a social worker; an ex-Marine hoping to become a DEA agent; a police officer; a man whose brother was incarcerated; a security guard looking to shift into corrections; a teacher; and a military wife and mother of two.
60 Days In, which will air in more than 100 territories internationally, will debut with back-to-back episodes on March 10 beginning at 9 p.m. EST/PST. The series will then move to its regularly scheduled time slot on March 17 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.
Clark County Correctional Jail houses approximately 500 prisoners, from inmates charged with drug dealing to capital murder, to first time offenders.
“After recently taking office, it was no secret that the Clark County Jail had problems and we needed to take quick control,” said Sheriff Noel in a statement. “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.”