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The Reality Prison Series Climbing Netflix's Top 10

There's no question that there's a huge interest among the public in TV and film content focusing on police officers, crime, and prison. Whether it's a true crime retelling or a fictionalized tale, viewers get to see a perspective of what it's like to teeter between the free world and the criminal underbelly. Particularly, shows like "Girls Incarcerated" or "Inside the World's Toughest Prisons" give those at home an inside, but safely distanced, look at a life most of them will never see with their own eyes. Many people are interested in all things dark and scary, even though most of us would be terrified to actually live the lives we watch on TV, even just for a few minutes. 

A longtime prison docuseries from A&E has been giving TV viewers an inside look into the actual jail system in the U.S. — fights, contraband, corruption, and more. Using undercover investigations, TV cameras capture some of the ins and outs of prison from the perspective of current inmates. Now this popular reality series, called "60 Days In," has made its way to Netflix, and it's captivating even more viewers than before. 

60 Days In gives Netflix viewers an inside look at prison life

Netflix recently added A&E's "60 Days In" to its platform to give subscribers a chance to watch regular people volunteer to live a life undercover in a real U.S. prison. The streaming platform has only added the sixth and most recent season to its lineup, but it's already made waves in the Top 10 TV shows in the U.S. "60 Days In" first premiered in 2016 and has been a controversial series ever since. Real-life volunteers are put in jail undercover for 60 days in an attempt to uncover corruption, inadequate facilities, and prison politics, which just so happens to be top entertainment for at-home TV viewers. 

Watching actual people serve out their prison sentences makes for a series that is real, raw, and often hard to watch. There's no shortage of violence and talk of other NSFW topics that only add to the inherent taboo nature of the show. However, there's truly nothing else on TV like "60 Days In," and now Netflix subscribers get a chance to see it for themselves.