The big money-maker in the show is the actual facility where filming takes place. In an interview, Clark County Sheriff Jamey Noel said he was going to use the $60,000 the Clark County jail received from A&E — about $500 per day over the course of 120 days — for training and equipment upgrades.
“[The money] will go to training and equipment actually for the jail, so anything that we do that can approve the jail operations,” Sheriff Noel explained. The show also agreed to reimburse the county for the representative’s base salary and overtime costs related to the filming of the show.
’60 Days In’ spoilers:
The pay (or lack thereof) is not the only surprising element of 60 Days In. According to former Season 1 participant, Rob Holcomb, the show is edited to make it seem as if the undercover contestants are in more danger than they are. “The show was real, but the editing was fake,” Rob told Radar Online. “The inmates figured me out in two hours and they treated me like gold. They were the nicest group of people I had been around my entire life.”
He continued, “They tried to make it look like I was going to be attacked. The show made inmates look like animals; in reality they were kind human beings suffering from drug problems.”