A&E Network presents 60 Days In, an unprecedented new, original docu-series following seven innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars. As a result of the facility's recent corrupt history, Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised a program where seven participants will live among the facility's general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret. Around-the-clock cameras captured this unparalleled access 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.
|Airs:||2016-05-19 at 22:00|
Maternal concerns aside, the show is eye-opening. Although it brings to life many prison cliches, this isn’t a Hollywood version of a prison; it’s an actual prison that’s completely over-crowded.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
For reality TV’s survival subgenre, the inside of a jail is one of the last frontiers, the claustrophobic flip side of stranding people on a remote island or in the Alaskan wilderness. That A&E somehow managed to deliver that experience with 60 Days In--an undeniably compelling if highly questionable concept--is a dubious achievement, from the ethical concerns to the thought process that inspired the Indiana officials who gave the go-ahead to this idea.Variety Full Review
Best not to overthink 60 Days, and 60 Days clearly doesn’t want you to.Newsday Full Review