Sheriff Jamey Noel devised an unprecedented program to root out crime and corruption in the Clark County Jail. His plan is to send seven volunteer civilians into jail as undercover inmates, and to convince the inmates and the officers that they are real.
Sheriff Jamey Noel's program is underway. Zac, a Marine, Tami, a police officer, Robert, a teacher, and Barbra, a stay-at-home mom, are the first participants in. Will they make it through the first 24 hours inside?
Isaiah, a 19-year-old from a rough neighborhood, and Maryum, a social worker and the eldest daughter of Muhammad Ali, join the program. Robert's safety is at risk. Zac makes a crucial mistake. Tami finds her place. Barbra questions if she'll stay.
Jeff, the final participant, enters the jail. Isaiah and Robert fear their covers may be blown. Robert makes a risky move. Zac is on the hunt for illegal drug use in C-pod. In the female pod, Tami clashes with another inmate, leading to a blow up.
As the seven participants get deeper into the program, Zac's strength as an inmate is tested when he is unexpectedly called to court. Barbra strategically abandons a friendship with Tami in order to survive, and Jeff makes himself a target.
As the participants approach the midway point, tension and anger grow among the women in F-Pod, while one of the men finds himself in imminent danger from the inmates in C-Pod.
Jeff is physically attacked by inmate Ricky putting the program at risk, while Zac and Isaiah are unexpectedly moved from C-Pod. Barbra feels betrayed by her bunkies. Tami gets a surprise visit. And Robert is going back to general population.
As the participants cross the halfway point, increased tensions and drug activity in D-pod lead the Sheriff to order a CERT raid, while fear of a contagious rash sweeps through F-pod.
Thanksgiving presents new opportunities and challenges for the six remaining participants, and one of them is pushed to a breaking point.
As the participants near the end of their time in jail, tension in F-Pod pushes one woman over the edge and compromises the program, while both men in D-Pod struggle to avoid criminal activity that may have serious consequences.
As pressure builds in each of the jail's pods, the five remaining participants in the program try to finish up their final few days inside.
Three participants remain in Clark County Jail. One of the women in F-Pod is released, leaving Tami on the verge of a meltdown. Meanwhile in D-Pod, with one pod boss removed and another claiming power, there is a constant threat of violence.
All seven participants meet for the first time to discuss their experience inside. Tempers flare when the women relive a contentious moment while in the jail. Robert gets a taste of Tami's wrath when confronted about not taking the program seriously.
All seven participants have returned to their lives unalterably changed. All of the participants have gained a new perspective on the prison system, but a few of them have made drastic life changes since returning home.
After serving time in the dangerous world of the Clark County Jail, Barbra, Robert and Tami are released, look back, and share never-before-seen insight into their time in jail.