Published in Business Insider on September 1, 2016.
An inexperienced inmate finds himself living in fear and terror of being beaten repeatedly if they can’t find a way to cope. An A&E documentary, 60 Days In, shows how an undercover participant in the documentary learned what he needed to do to survive.
Ryan, the undercover participant, says, “One thing the public doesn’t know about is that in jail, violence is almost necessary. It’s a way that that society, if you will, keeps peace. It’s instilling fear. It’s something along the lines of a political party, and violence is almost like the campaign platform they run upon. It keeps everything in check if anyone steps out of line.”