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First Week In

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of swearing and strong themes in jail docuseries.

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The series offers a voyeuristic look at what happens to individuals who are arrested once they are taken into custody, and the various challenges they may face once they are inside. Because of its focus on people who have never been arrested before, it also highlights some of the specific problems they may have adjusting to the system.

The approach is non-judgmental, but it is often hard to remember that these folks are innocent until proven guilty thanks to some of their own comments and behaviors. Nonetheless, it does a good job showing viewers how unpleasant being incarcerated can be.

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