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A&E Announces Unusual New Series

Feb 10, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A&E Network today announced plans to air a new series, debuting next month, that goes inside the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind.

The docuseries, “60 Days In,” tracks seven innocent civilians posing as prisoners. They live among the general population, where none of the other inmates know their secret, nor do the officers.

The program, from Lucky 8 TV, premieres with back-to-back episodes Thursday, March 10. Twelve episodes are scheduled.

“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,” A&E says in its announcement. “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.”

Said Noel: “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.”

Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming for A&E Network, added: “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.”

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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