In the highly anticipated eighth season of the hit A&E television series, one of the ’60 Days In’ participants recently spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about her experience ahead of the season premiere.
60 Days In Participants Include Undercover Inmates
“60 Days In” follows the lives of innocent volunteers who assume false identities and spend two months behind bars in county jails across the United States.
The show aims to shed light on corruption within the prison system and inspire positive change. Once inside the facility, these courageous individuals who are the 60 Days In participants must complete their mission without the guards or inmates suspecting their true identities.
Viewers can expect to witness the daily realities of life behind bars, including the food, living conditions, and occasional altercations.
The upcoming season promises to be as riveting as ever, as Sheriff Paula Dance acknowledges the need for an inside perspective to identify and address the problems within the detention center.
In an exclusive trailer, she expresses her hopes of fixing these issues with the help of the seven undercover 60 Days In participants.
60 Days In Participant Shares Life Behind Bars
Sara, one of the 60 Days In participants, who is a former drug addict with a history of convictions, bravely volunteered for this unique opportunity.
Having found her path to recovery during a previous jail sentence, the 60 Days In participant Sara felt compelled to use her story to inspire fellow inmates struggling with addiction, People reported.
However, returning to jail proved to be a challenging experience for Sara, especially due to the triggering conversations around drug use.
Despite the difficulties, 60 Days In participant Sara remained committed to her mission. She found solace in the thought that her sacrifice would positively impact the lives of those inside the jail.
Being away from her six children proved to be one of the hardest aspects of her undercover experience, but she saw it as an opportunity to educate her kids about the consequences of making poor choices.
Assuming her cover story as someone arrested for driving with a suspended license wasn’t easy, and Sara feared being exposed at any moment. However, the 60 Days In participant managed to gain the trust of fellow inmates by opening up about her own struggles and displaying her tattoos, which symbolized her journey to sobriety.
Surprisingly, 60 Days In participant Sara was taken aback by the absence of drugs during her time undercover. She speculates whether this was intentional to protect her given her commitment to sobriety.
As the premiere date of the eighth season of “60 Days In” draws near, audiences eagerly anticipate the revelations and insights that this compelling series has consistently delivered.