For those who don’t know, “60 Days In” is a docuseries on A&E — the home of “Storage Wars” and “Longmire” — that started running in 2016. The series focuses on seven or more volunteers, innocent persons from the outside, who become undercover prisoners at jails around the country to experience what it’s truly like from the inside.
The show “60 Days In” is a hit with viewers, but it has sparked controversy as well. While it portrays the harsh hardships that inmates in the US go through daily, it also places innocent individuals in actual peril for entertainment. While many people assume they know what being in jail is like, these volunteers are put right in the heart of an intense socio-political milieu that only persons who have been inmates before can grasp.
The docuseries seeks to use the undercover convicts to uncover any unlawful or dubious actions going on that aren’t being recognized or prevented, but the show also produces a lot of pain for the cast members who pretend to be inmates. While fans and detractors of “60 Days In” continue to dispute the series, it’s managed to be pretty successful thus far. Season 6 of “60 Days In” ran from January 2, 2020, to April 30, 2020, taking place at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama. A year later, fans are still waiting for news on a prospective seventh season.
What is the release date for 60 Days In Season 7?
While the first three seasons of “60 Days In” were released at various periods during the year, Season 4 through Season 6 have all premiered around the beginning of January, one every year from 2018 to 2020. There have been no “60 Days In” Season 7 as of yet, even though January 2021 has come and gone. The COVID-19 epidemic, which has had a significant impact on productions of all kinds, is most likely to blame for the delay. It’s always difficult to judge reality shows, but this one is exceptionally difficult. The pandemic had a particularly devastating effect on prisons, which are notoriously overcrowded and underequipped to handle inmates’ medical needs.
That the producers of “60 Days In” would wish to put the show on hold until vaccinations are widely available and the country has recovered is understandable in light of this fact.
Possibly because of this point or for another reason, A&E also hasn’t formally renewed or canceled “60 Days In” yet, so there’s still no certainty that a seventh season is even coming. It’s understandable that A&E would want to keep the show going, so hope springs eternal for viewers hoping for an update soon. If all goes well, it’s still feasible that a new season might be issued by the end of 2021.
Who is in the cast of 60 Days In Season 7?
“60 Days In” highlights a handful of random people who volunteer to become undercover convicts. Once the show airs, the audience knows their faces and their names, therefore they never utilize the same individual twice. This means that each season includes a new group of people, and “60 Days In” normally aims to bring in individuals from many various areas of life.
For example, in Season 6 of the series, one of the volunteers is Dennis, a former collegiate football player who, according to his bio on A&E’s official site, “believes criminals live better lives than law-abiding citizens, and that they should face heavier punishments for their crimes.” Before coming to jail, Dennis thinks the experience will be an “extended vacation,” and let’s just say he gets quite the reality check. On the other side of the spectrum is Ashley, a Texas Police Officer and Sergeant in the National Guard who is “on a mission to assist reform the Etowah County Detention Center from the inside.” While Ashley favors incarceration for crimes, she argues that there are not enough rehabilitation attempts in US jails.
What is the location featured in 60 Days In Season 7?
The setting of “60 Days In” varies as frequently as the performers. It’s for this reason that the public and the inmates at that institution will know what happened and who was involved once the episodes run.
To film both seasons of “60 Days In” in Jeffersonville, Indiana’s Clark County Jail, it was necessary to shoot them both before the first episode of the show was even broadcast. At that moment, no one in the public even knew the show existed. When “60 Days In” returned for Seasons 3 and 4, filming took place in Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail, where it shot both seasons simultaneously before showing any new episodes. “60 Days In” also visits Pinal County Jail in Florence, Arizona in Season 5 and Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, Alabama in Season 6.
Following the trends set in the previous seasons, “60 Days In” Season 7 is likely to take place in the southern half of the US, yet considering the shows jumped from Georgia to Arizona and back to Alabama, there’s virtually any place it is it might go next. For the time being, viewers of A&E’s “60 Days In” docuseries will have to wait for an update from the network, which should come once more productions get back up.