Nearly half of all rookie corrections officers drop out before the completion of their first year. This docu-series follows fresh faces as they complete their first year working at the Penitentiary of New Mexico.
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New Series: A group of rookie correction officers begin work with the toughest of the tough. Where being too friendly, too staunch, and letting their guard down, could be disastrous.
Follow a group of rookie prison guards as the keep an eye on some of the America's most violent offenders. Statistically, only 1 in 4 rookie guards will make it past these first 60 days.
Gangs are the number one threat to maintaining order at PNM. Members are organised, loyal and often violent. Keith assists PNM's elite gang unit and new CO Cohen Mangin aims to prove himself.
Once inside, inmates have nothing but time to conjure up ingenious ways to hide contraband and manipulate COs. Ariel deals with the challenges of being a female CO.
Violence is a way of life in prison and the threat of it keeps both COs and inmates on constant alert.
Francisco suspects an inmate is high, despite efforts to keep the prison clean, narcotics always find their way in. Meanwhile, new CO Bruce struggles under the weight of high expectations.
With a few months on the line under their belts, the rookies are beginning to understand the harsh realities of their new careers.
Series Final: An inmate walks off a work detail; Ariel is assigned to PNM's worst inmates; Keith decides it's time for a change; Andrew and Mangin form a partnership; a former CO tries to get his job back.