The popular A&E reality show 60 Days In follows civilians who go undercover in jails around the country for two months. While they don’t get paid specifically for being on the show, they do receive a small stipend to cover their expenses while in the facility. The amount is not disclosed, but it is often in the thousands of dollars.
But the big money-maker for the program seems to be the jail itself, where filming takes place. According to Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel, the jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, received $60,000 from A&E to shoot the first two seasons of the show. That’s an average of $500 per day for 120 days. Noel said the jail will use the money for training and equipment.
While it may seem like the participants on the show are not getting paid much, it’s important to remember that they are putting their lives at risk when they agree to participate in the show. They are subject to the same dangers and hardships as regular inmates, and they may even be targeted by other prisoners.
While the experience of participating in 60 Days In is not exactly a vacation, it can still be a very rewarding experience for many people who decide to take part. Some of the volunteers have gone on to gain recognition for their work on the show, and they have even been offered employment offers by law enforcement agencies. So, if you’re interested in participating in the show, it may be worth checking out its application process to see if it’s right for you.