A&E Network’s 60 Days In docuseries follows seven innocent people who go undercover at the notorious Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, IN, in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars.
The program was devised by Sheriff Jamey Noel as a result of the facility’s recent corrupt history. Clark County Correctional Jail houses approximately 500 prisoners, from inmates charged with drug dealing to first time offenders to capital murder. The 12-episode series premieres with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9 PM Thursday, March 10. Beginning March 17th, episodes will air weekly at 10 PM.
“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 program,” says Sheriff Jamey Noel.
The seven participants, hand selected by Noel, live among the facility’s general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret. They include a social worker, teacher, ex-Marine and military wife and mother of two young children. Around-the-clock cameras follow them in an effort to bring problems to light and give viewers a first-hand look as the participants adapt to unfamiliar and terrifying surroundings. “60 Days In is a warts-and-all view of what life is like behind bars, through the eyes of people who have never been charged with a crime or done time,” says A&E.
Noel and Captain and Public Information Officer, Scottie Maples helped provide training to all seven participants prior to being placed into the jail to help prepare them for their experience.
“We are grateful to Sheriff Jamey Noel and the Clark County Jail for allowing our cameras to capture this unprecedented and trailblazing program. This provocative series will be an incredible addition the to rich non-fiction portfolio as the network continues to bring audiences cutting-edge immersive content,” says Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming for A&E Network.
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.
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