Clark County officials say '60 Days In' has made the jail better

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The second season of "60 Days In" was filmed only 10 days after the first one, and before the series started airing.

Clark County Sheriff Jamie Noel says what undercover informants have discovered has been eye-opening.

"We really got inside the mindset of what an actual inmate goes through," he said.

"60 days In" is an undercover reality show that put law abiding citizens inside the Clark County Jail.

"It's syndicated across the nation, and everybody gets to see it, and it's coming from Clark County," said Daryl Bohannon, a Clark County resident.

The A&E show has brought international attention to Clark County. It showcases inmates behaving badly and misconduct of corrections officers, many of which no longer work for the department.

"Some of it was where they resigned," Sheriff Noel said. "Where they were under investigation for policy and rules and regulations, you know, procedure, excessive force, stuff to that matter, but then unfortunately, some were terminated and some, are still under continued investigation."

Sheriff Noel says the show has given him a unique look on the other side of the bars. He says he takes notes during the show and looks for how they can correct issues.

"I think that toward the end of season two, hopefully the network will highlight some of the changes that we were able to make to find out and pull in where the participants are at now in their life," Sheriff Noel. "But then also the improvements of where the facility is now."

People living in Clark County hope other communities can learn from the show. 

"Hopefully, it does prove a point across the country and some other jails see it and maybe bring it in to theirs," Bohannon said.

The show has become so popular that Hoopster's Bar and Grill in Jeffersonville even hosted a watch party Thursday night to raise money for Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services. 


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