[12/12/11 - 01:37 PM]
From Lockdown to Freedom: Discovery Channel's "First Week In" to Document Jail Life Across the Nation
The newcomer, from 44 Blue Productions, rolls out Monday, January 9 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]


(NEW YORK) - Friends, family and freedom are sacrificed in Discovery Channel's newest compelling docu-series FIRST WEEK IN, premiering January 9th at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).

From drug charges to cases of domestic violence to kidnapping, FIRST WEEK IN offers a candid, behind-the-scenes look into the lives of profiled inmates and the moments leading up to their incarceration. With cameras following their every move, viewers will witness how the inmates, who have been arrested in cities around the country, cope with their environments, desperately contemplate ways to leave and post bail, and, at times, vow to change their lives for the better.

In a unique twist, the show focuses on those who have been arrested for the very first time - from their initial intake to their interaction and confrontations with violent offenders to their desperate attempts to make a phone call, no aspect is off limits. Commentary from correctional officers will also supplement the featured stories with a legal perspective that explains the day-to-day operations and court processes.

For some, the path to freedom seems inevitable. For others, the future is bleak.

FIRST WEEK IN is produced for Discovery Channel by 44 Blue Productions. Rasha Drachkovitch is executive producer for 44 Blue Productions, and Cameo Wallace is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 130-plus worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [december 2011]  


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