What type of person would willingly allow themselves to be incarcerated for 60 days? As a former Corrections Officer and Military Intelligence Officer, Mark Din is no stranger to high-stakes situations. However, nothing could have prepared him for life on the inside when he agreed to be locked up for A&E’s hit reality TV series, 60 Days In.
This week’s episode of Open Mike explores the gritty realities of the American prison system as seen through the eyes of an inside operative whose experiences were recorded and broadcasted on network television. Din discusses everything from racial segregation, to corrupt staff, to abysmal food quality, casting an authentic light on the sometimes bleak conditions endured by the 2.2 million Americans who are currently incarcerated.