SEASON(S): 1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Discovery's press release, December 2011) 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.