Two days ahead of its Season 1 March 10 premiere, A&E Network has announced a second season of docuseries 60 Days In, in which innocent civilians spend 60 days undercover as inmates in the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, IN. Season 2 will air later this year on A&E.
The program was created by Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel to shed light on life behind bars at the facility, which has a history of corruption.
“60 Days In is the perfect example of A&E’s unique brand of disruptive non-fiction storytelling that takes viewers outside of their comfort zone,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for A&E. “As soon as footage from season one began to come in, we knew we had something special and we immediately ordered a second season. We hope viewers will share our passion for this groundbreaking series.” The second group of participants has already completed their time in the facility before any prison staff or officers were aware of the program to ensure secrecy and their safety.
Season 2’s eight participants were followed by hundreds of cameras planted throughout the jail exposing their journey. 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.
Season 1 of 60 Days In premieres at 9 PM Thursday, March 10. It will air in over 100 territories worldwide on A&E and Crime & Investigation Network.
60 Days In is produced by Lucky 8 TV for A&E Network. Gregory Henry, Kimberly Woodard and Jeff Grogan exec produce for Lucky 8 TV. Executive producers for A&E Networks are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, Drew Tappon and Brad Holcman.
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