Miscreants arrested in North Arlington or Lyndhurst are liable to end up in the Bergen County Jail. If you’ve ever wondered what life is like there, you have a chance to find out starting this weekend.
On Saturday, at 10 p.m., MSNBC’s “Lockup” series will air the first of six episodes featuring the Hackensack facility, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office has announced.
The documentary series explores prison facilities throughout the United States, profiling notable inmates, incidents and prison operations.
The show began filming at the Bergen County Jail in June 2013 and concluded in October.
A camera crew would often spend 40 to 60 hours a week there, conducting interviews and observing the daily routines of inmates and corrections officers, Sheriff Michael Saudino’s office noted.
“Our corrections officers and staff at the jail are dedicated to running an efficient operation,’ Saudino said. “I am very thankful for their professionalism, and I look forward to their hard work being showcased in this documentary.”