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‘Wild’ new Netflix docuseries has just been released and people can’t stop binge-watching it
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‘Wild’ new Netflix docuseries has just been released and people can’t stop binge-watching it

Netflix subscribers are binge-watching a new docuseries.

Netflix subscribers are going wild over a new docuseries that has just dropped on the streaming platform.

We are certainly not short of options on Netflix are we?

Adding to the list of stellar film and TV shows on the streamer, Netflix has released banger after banger in 2024 so far.

Subscribers cannot get enough of this 'wild' new series. (Netflix)
Subscribers cannot get enough of this 'wild' new series. (Netflix)

The year kicked off with Fool Me Once, and since then we've been treated to loads of must-watches - especially in the true-crime genre.

But if you are struggling to know what to watch this weekend, then you may want to check out this new 'wild' series that many viewers can't stop binge-watching.

The docuseries, titled Unlocked: A Jail Experiment, dropped on Netflix in the US on Wednesday (10 April).

The Netflix series follows a social experiment taking place at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Centre in Arkansas, which is said to house up to 1,200 people on any given day.

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment documents the process of the unit cells being unlocked for six weeks as ‘detainees create community and structure for themselves'.

So, why was the experiment carried out you may ask?

Well, it was completed to see if ‘more autonomy and less control’ inside jails could encourage more of a ‘community-oriented living environment’.

The end goal from those who set it up was that prisoners would be less likely to commit further crimes in the future.

Deputies were removed from the unit and a tier-based structure was put in place where prisoners who were on their best behavior would be rewarded.

Those who took part in the experiment were left baffled when the rules seemed to be suddenly relaxed.

Sheriff Higgins told Tudum: “We didn't automatically open the doors. We talked to them about the possibilities, and about behaviour. We gave them a list of responsibilities and [made] personnel available to them to ask more detailed questions [before filming began]."

The show is a social experiment. (Netflix)
The show is a social experiment. (Netflix)

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment captures both the experiment and the detainees’ experiences.

The series, which promises to offer 'unprecedented access', is the hot topic of conversation on X, formerly known as Twitter.

"This Unlocked: A Jail Experiment on Netflix is wild lol," one person wrote.

"This new Unlocked: A Jail Experiment series on Netflix is so good," a second penned, while a third remarked: "Half way through #Unlocked: A Jail Experiment; fascinating, heart wrenching and incredibly interesting. Definitely recommend watching."

Unlocked: A Jail Experiment streaming on Netflix now.

Topics: Film and TV, Netflix, True crime, Crime