Season 5 of US prison experiment 60 Days In will debut on Crime + Investigation this Wednesday.
This season is filmed at Pinal County Detention Center in Arizona. This aired in the US in January.
SBS VICELAND is also having a Free to Air premiere of Season 1 this Friday.
The ground-breaking documentary series and global television phenomenon, 60 Days In, follows innocent participants who enter the dangerous world of incarceration.
The popular Foxtel series exposes what really happens behind bars, as participants live among a jail facility’s general population for 60 days – without officers, fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret. Hundreds of around-the-clock cameras planted throughout the jail capture this unparalleled access, in a unique effort to bring problems to light and provide a first-hand look at prison life in unfamiliar and often terrifying surroundings.
Foxtel is streaming all 11 episodes of the newest Season 5 from today On Demand, and also screening weekly on Crime + Investigation Wednesdays from August 28 at 9.30pm. Season 5 is set at the Pinal County Detention Center, deep in Arizona’s south-western desert, close to the Mexican border and dead centre of America’s drug corridor. It is the 3rd deadliest jail in America, five inmates have died since 2015, and a Detention Officer was brutally stabbed 21 times by inmates. But there’s a new sheriff in town, Sheriff Mark Lamb is a cowboy hat- wearing, God- fearing Mormon with 10 years of law enforcement under his belt. He’s determined to reform this jail and believes that implementing the “60 Days In” program will get him the results he’s looking for.
In order to do so, Sheriff Lamb recruited a savvy team of men and women to help him investigate the inmate population and the jail system itself. Jazmyn, Abner, David, Mark, Vivian, Steve and Brooke will be the Sheriff’s eyes and ears on the inside, and each one brings a unique skill set that makes them the perfect candidate to infiltrate, identify and disrupt the weaknesses inside in the jail. From a former-Gang-Member-Turned-Chaplain who served more than 15 years in prison to a 60 Days In super fan, the Sheriff is leaving no stone unturned and assigning each of the seven participants one of three specific missions. While inside, the participants will focus their intel on drugs, gangs, and jail operations, and they’ll have 60 days to do it; if they make it that long.
Wednesdays from August 28 at 9.30pm on C+I.