Civilians to pose as prisoners for new A&E docuseries '60 Days In'
Seven innocent civilians will pose as prisoners in a new docuseries on A&E called 60 Days In that will show what it’s like to be incarcerated at the Clark Couny Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
Sheriff Jamey Noel created the program, which enlisted seven civilians who had never been charged with a crime to go to prison for 60 days without the staff or inmates knowing who they were in hopes that their experience would lead to insights about life in prison.
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“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,” Noel said in a statement. “Those brave volunteers helped us identify critical issues without our system that undercover officers would have not been able to find. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the success of this inaugural program.”
Participants include an ex-Marine looking to become a DEA agent, a police officer, the brother of a jailed convict, and a social worker focusing on ending gang violence. See how their experiences played out when 60 Days In premieres March 10 at 9 p.m. ET on A&E.