Jacob has worked as a corrections officer at a SuperMax prison for the past six years and patrolled the facility’s most dangerous pod where an officer was nearly killed by inmates. He is a play-by-the-rules corrections officer who believes policies are meant to keep officers and inmates safe. Though Jacob finds his job rewarding and believes that he is a positive role model to the inmates, he is disheartened by the corruption and complacency of his fellow officers.
Jacob is eager to observe how the officers in Etowah County Detention Center interact with each other and the inmates. He wants to expose corruption and help create a safer environment within the facility.
Currently, the married father of three is at a crossroads in his career and believes two months of living on the other side of the bars will help him decide whether or not he will continue working as a corrections officer.