The Jail: 60 Days In is a warts-and-all view of what life is like behind bars, through the eyes of people who have never been charged with a crime or done time. Participants volunteer to go undercover spending 60 days in jail, with a goal to obtain as much information about both the prisoners, guards and overall weaknesses the jail presents. The existence of the undercover program is kept secret from the inmates, the guards, and most of the jail officials. Prior to entering the jail, the volunteers receive instruction on how to act around other inmates, and they are each given a pseudonym and a cover story, including details of the (fake) criminal charges on which they were arrested. With so much at stake, will the participants be able to stay the full 60 days?