60 Days In

10 Best Episodes of 60 Days In - Season 1

"60 Days In" offers an unprecedented look at life in jails across the country as innocent volunteers are sent to live among its general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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60 Days In - S1E2

#13 - First Timers (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Sheriff Jamey Noel's program is underway. Zac, a Marine, Tami, a police officer, Robert, a teacher, and Barbra, a stay-at-home mom, are the first participants in. Will they make it through the first 24 hours inside?

The episode was rated 7.47 from 819 votes.

60 Days In - S1E8

#12 - Shakedown (Season 1 - Episode 8)


The participants cross the halfway point of the experiment; the sheriff orders a raid due to increased tensions and drug activity in D-pod; the residents of F-pod worry about a contagious rash.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 823 votes.

60 Days In - S1E10

#11 - Institutionalized (Season 1 - Episode 10)

As the participants near the end of their time in jail, tension in F-Pod pushes one woman over the edge and compromises the program.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 798 votes.

60 Days In - S1E1

#10 - Unusual Suspects (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised an unprecedented program to root out crime and corruption in the Clark County Jail. His plan is to send seven civilian volunteers into jail as undercover inmates. The participants all have unique motivations for joining the program, and have been given cover stories, training on the rules of inmate culture, and instructions on how to stay safe. Now they just have to convince the inmates and the officers that they are real inmates.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 956 votes.

60 Days In - S1E4

#9 - Fight Face (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Isaiah and Robert worry that their covers may be blown; Capt. Maples follows through with consequences after Robert makes a risky move; Zac hunts for illegal drug use in C-pod; Tami clashes with another inmate.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 905 votes.

60 Days In - S1E9

#8 - Alone for the Holidays (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Thanksgiving presents new opportunities and challenges for the six remaining participants, and one of them is pushed to a breaking point.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 848 votes.

60 Days In - S1E5

#7 - Friends Without Benefits (Season 1 - Episode 5)

An unexpected call to court tests Zac's strength as an inmate; Barbra abandons a friendship with Tami in order to survive; a series of catastrophic mistakes endangers Jeff.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 894 votes.

60 Days In - S1E3

#6 - Cell Shock (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Maryum, the eldest daughter of boxer Muhammad Ali, joins the program and fits into F-pod effortlessly; the inmates grow suspicious of Robert; a mistake places Zac in peril; Barbra questions her commitment to the experiment.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 874 votes.

60 Days In - S1E7

#5 - Pod Drama (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Jeff is attacked by an inmate, putting the program at risk; Zac and Isaiah get moved to D-Pod; Barbara feels betrayed by her bunkies; Tami's wife makes a surprise visit; and Robert learns he's going back to general population.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 861 votes.

60 Days In - S1E6

#4 - Full Inmate (Season 1 - Episode 6)


The midway point of the experiment approaches; anger rises among the women of F-Pod; an inmate in C-Pod poses a danger to one of the men.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 861 votes.

60 Days In - S1E12

#3 - Exodus (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Three participants remain and one suffers a meltdown when a woman in F-Pod is released. Elsewhere: D-Pod sees a power struggle with a constant threat of violence.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 746 votes.

60 Days In - S1E13

#2 - Aftermath (Season 1 - Episode 13)


All seven participants meet to discuss their experience and tensions rise when a contentious moment is addressed.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 644 votes.

60 Days In - S1E11

#1 - 11th Hour (Season 1 - Episode 11)

The five remaining participants try to finish up their final days inside jail as pressure builds within the pods.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 805 votes.

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