I had no idea this show is back. I love this show, it’s the least scripted reality show on TV! This season we are at Pinal County Jail in Arizona just 55 miles from the Mexican border. Before Mark Lamb took over as sheriff, three members of the Mexican cartels stabbed one of the lieutenants twenty-one times. Sheriff Lamb is all about God, guns and freedom. Pinal County is huge and full of Mexican cartel members.
Sheriff Lamb has three main areas he wants to investigate: Drugs, Gangs and Overall Jail Functioning. Each of the six undercovers will be assigned to these groups. One male and one female for each.
Brooke is ridiculous. She wanted to wear a little black dress and kitten heels to be booked. She’s concerned that people will think she is too pretty for jail. She’s the walking embodiment of “white privilege.” She is all about the cameras. This is all about being on TV for her. She’s assigned to investigate how drugs are getting into the jail. In the previews Brooke looks like she is crapping her pants when she is finally assigned a pod.
David is a black police officer. I always worry about the cops in there. It seems way more dangerous for them. David seems really cocky.
Abner is Hispanic. He has former gang affiliations with the Latin Kings that landed him in prison. He found Jesus in prison and is a prison chaplain now. He removed his Latin Kings tattoos and seemed to be claiming a different gang affiliation when he was placed in the jail. They gang welcomed him by making his bed and he seemed to fit right in. He was immediately escorted by the Hispanic inmates to the Hispanic Pod. Then they quickly made him as a Latin King and he’s already in a bad spot. We see him hitting another inmate in the previews for the season.
Jazmyn is very confident she will fit right in the jail. She plans to get the lay of the land quickly and is going to be monitor the gang affiliations. She’s also quite pretty. Things get real for Jazmyn when she gets to the jail. Once inside, things get worse when an inmate is having a seizure on the floor and has a head injury and there is blood everywhere. She is supposed to be giving a urine sample and looks like she is gagging and trying not to puke. Inmates are screaming bloody murder everywhere. When she finally gets to her pod, the girls are already hitting on her. In the upcoming events footage, Jazmyn already wants to tap out.
A proud, outspoken and patriotic veteran, Vivian spent five years in the Navy and nine years in the Army. I think she is Hispanic. Much has been made about the racial segregation in this jail. It seems that they have selected one black, one Hispanic and one white inmate for the men and women’s jail.
Mark is a former Corrections Officer and Military Intelligence Officer who hopes to help the Sheriff make sure his jail is running well. Being a “60 Days In” super fan, he believes his knowledge of past seasons will help him survive and thrive. I think he is in way over his head and Sheriff Lamb also has concerns.
This season the participants will know who the other participants are in advance. The deputies try to instill the gravity of their situation. They play a video of the CO who was stabbed 21 times to let them marinate on THAT. The correction officers all seem worried that the group of six is not nervous about what lies ahead.
The distress signal this season is to grab you shoulder and say your shoulder is killing you.
And then there is Steve. Steve is not training with the six and they will not know he is also undercover. He’s white. He’s a private investigator. I am not sure why he is going in as the only lone wolf, but that seems to be the plan.
This season, someone blows everyone’s cover and it looks like Steve is the one who puts everyone in danger. This season looks way more violent than previous ones.
Are you watching this? It comes on A&E Thursday nights at 10 pm.