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The Best Prison TV Shows

Finding a good Prison TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Prison TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Orange Is the New Black

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8.1/10
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91/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 7
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Where to Watch: 91 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 78 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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2. Arrested Development

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89/100
Year: 2003-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Comedy

What it's about: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Where to Watch: 91 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 68 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Prison Break

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Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 91 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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4. 24

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Year: 2001-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.

Where to Watch: 204 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 204 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. The Night Of

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. Sneaky Pete

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83/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A con man on the run from a vicious gangster takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, “reuniting” with Pete’s estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he’s trying to escape - and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he’s never had.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video). 20 episodes (67%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Making a Murderer

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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8. The Shield

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Year: 2002-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 92 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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9. Oz

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Year: 1997-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Where to Watch: 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 56 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. Rectify

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79/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama

What it's about: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Daniel is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his homecoming reignites the fears of a small town and threatens to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. Will his freedom tear it in half?

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. The Unit

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75/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.

Where to Watch: 69 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 69 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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12. Chicago P.D.

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74/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 24 episodes (18%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 33 episodes (25%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Oxygen, NBC & USA). 129 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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13. Wentworth

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 9
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 34 episodes (43%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Escape at Dannemora

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71/100
Year: 2018-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (13%) are available to watch free online (Showtime). 7 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime). 7 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 7 episodes (88%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

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15. 'Allo 'Allo!

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Year: 1984-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Comedy, History

What it's about: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam. The show tells the fictitious story of Rene Artois, a café owner in a small town in Nazi occupied France, who reluctantly helps the French resistance in their various schemes, the main of which is to help hide British airmen from the Germans. At the same time, he has to hide artefacts such as famous paintings for the German soldiers who frequent his café, while trying to keep his affairs with his waitresses secret from his wife. The comedy is a combination of wordplay, farce, slapstick, and sexual innuendo. Unlike most sitcoms, the episodes build on previous ones, requiring viewers to watch the series chronologically in order to fully understand the plot. In 2004, 'Allo 'Allo came 13th in Britain's Best Sitcom. A reunion special, comprising new material, archive clips and specially recorded interviews, was broadcast on 28 April 2007 on BBC Two.

Where to Watch: 85 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. Time: The Kalief Browder Story

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68/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Biography, Documentary

What it's about: The story of a teenager wrongfully charged with theft and jailed at Riker's Island prison for over 1,000 days.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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17. Human Target

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68/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: It takes a brave, selfless man to make himself a "human target" in order to save the lives of those in danger. Based on the popular DC Comics comic book and graphic novel, Human Target is a full-throttle action drama centered on Christopher Chance, a unique private contractor/security expert/bodyguard hired to protect.

Where to Watch: 25 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (DC Universe). 12 episodes (48%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Breakout Kings

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66/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The A-Team

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65/100
Year: 1983-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit". A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox on June 11, 2010. A comic book series, A-Team: Shotgun Wedding, began March 9, 2010.

Where to Watch: 96 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 99 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Alcatraz

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Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. Switching between eras, the series focuses on the Alcatraz prison, which was allegedly shut down in 1963 due to unsafe conditions for its prisoners and guards. The show's premise is that both the prisoners and the guards disappeared in 1963 and have abruptly reappeared in modern-day San Francisco, where they are being tracked down by a government agency. The series starred Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill and Parminder Nagra. The show was cancelled on May 9, 2012.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 13 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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64/100
Year: 2019-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: A unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy, including present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings from death row.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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22. Locked Up

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (69%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video). 16 episodes (31%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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23. 60 Days In

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Comedy, Documentary

What it's about: An unprecedented look at life behind bars at Indiana's Clark County Jail as seven innocent volunteers are sent to live among its general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (A&E & Tubi TV). 52 episodes (76%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 65 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 66 episodes (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. Superjail!

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Year: 2007-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Superjail! is an American animated television series produced by Augenblick Studios the first season and Titmouse, Inc. the second and third season. The series follows the events that take place in an unusual prison. The pilot episode aired on television on May 13, 2007, and its first season began on September 28, 2008. Superjail! is characterized by its psychedelic shifts in setting and plot and extreme graphic violence, which give the series a TV-MA-V rating. These elements are depicted through highly elaborate animated sequences, which have been described as "baroque and complicated and hard to take in at a single viewing". A fourth season was confirmed on David Wain's Twitter.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (95%) are available to watch free online (Adult Swim). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Deadman Wonderland

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Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. El marginal

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Prisoners of War

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Year: 2010-2019Seasons: 2
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After 17 years in captivity, Israeli soldiers Nimrode Klein, Uri Zach, and Amiel Ben Horin return home to the country that made them national icons. They work to overcome the trauma of torture and captivity while settling back into their interrupted family lives. Meanwhile, the military psychiatrist assigned to them finds discrepancies in the soldiers' testimonies, and launches an investigation to discover what they are hiding.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 10 episodes (42%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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28. Banished

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, History

What it's about: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & BritBox). 7 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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29. Porridge

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Year: 1974-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 3
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Porridge is a British situation comedy broadcast on BBC1 from 1974 to 1977, running for three series, two Christmas specials and a feature film also titled Porridge. Written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, it stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. "Doing porridge" is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.The series was followed by a 1978 sequel, Going Straight, which established that Fletcher would not be going back to prison again. Porridge was voted number seven in a 2004 BBC poll of the 100 greatest British sitcoms.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (86%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 19 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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30. Behind Bars: Rookie Year

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Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
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What it's about: An original docuseries following novice correctional officers as they begin their careers inside the walks of one of the most perilous prisons in America, the Penitentiary of New Mexico.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (A&E, Tubi TV & YouTube). 8 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 15 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 20 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. Michiko and Hatchin

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Year: 2008-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
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What it's about: The story takes place in a fictional country with cultural traces from South American countries, mostly from Brazil. The title's Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escapes from a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her abusive foster family. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

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Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mary Bryant, a Cornish girl who was convicted of petty theft, is being transported to the Australian Penal Colony on the First Fleet with other prisoners bound for Botany Bay.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & AcornTV).

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33. Lockup

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Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 27
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Lockup is a prison documentary series, produced by 44 Blue Productions, which airs on MSNBC. The Lockup franchise also includes Lockup: Raw, Lockup: World Tour, Lockup: Extended Stay, Lockup: Special Investigation, and Life After Lockup.Lockup explore prison facilities throughout the United States, profiling notable inmates, incidents, and prison operations. A typical episode usually follows one or two inmates as they attend disciplinary hearings, receive visits from family, and interact with other inmates. In some episodes, inmates are provided with personal video cameras to use in their cells for recording their thoughts.Titles within the franchise deal in specific areas as follows:⁕Raw - Previously unaired footage from visits to various prisons, interspersed with comments from the production crew⁕Extended Stay - Blocks of episodes that each focus on a long-term visit to one prison⁕World Tour - Visits to prisons in countries other than the United States⁕Special Investigation - Focus on a specific aspect of the prison system, usually the juvenile justice system⁕Life After Lockup - Inmates who have been released from prison and are trying to return to society

Where to Watch: 27 episodes (25%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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34. Prison Playbook

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Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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35. Louis Theroux: Miami Mega-Jail

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Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: Louis takes an in-depth look at Miami's jail system, a vast holding pen for the unconvicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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36. Gordon Behind Bars

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Year: 2012-2019Seasons: 1
Documentary, Reality

What it's about: Gordon sets up a business behind bars, attempting to get prisoners working and paying something back into the system. But training up a group of prisoners won't be easy...

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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37. Dead Boss

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Year: 2012-2019Seasons: 1
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What it's about: Helen Stephens is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for murdering her boss Eric Bridges, the managing director of Entirely Tiles. Although she is sure that it will only be a matter of time before this mistake is rectified, everyone around her seems to be conspiring to keep her behind bars. Lawyer Tony is incompetent, sister Laura wants her flat, and fiancé Justin - her alibi - has disappeared. Colleague Henry seems to be the only one willing to help, but he has an ulterior motive.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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38. Birds of a Feather

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Year: 1989-2019Seasons: 12
Comedy

What it's about: Birds of a Feather is a British sitcom that was broadcast on BBC One from 1989 until 1998 and on ITV from 2013. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, it was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who also wrote some of the episodes along with many other writers.The first episode sees sisters Tracey Stubbs and Sharon Theodopolopodos brought together when their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon, who lived in an Edmonton council flat, moves into Tracey's expensive house in Chigwell, Essex. Their next-door neighbour, and later friend, Dorien Green is a middle-aged married woman who is constantly having affairs with younger men. In the later series the location is changed to Hainault. The series ended on Christmas Eve 1998 after a 9-year-run.On 3 March 2009, the The Mirror reported that the classic sitcom was set for a return reporting that Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson have all been asked by the team behind the sitcom to make another series. Quirke was reported as saying that they were up for the challenge if the writers came up with good ideas. After this speculation of a return in early 2009 nothing more was said. However, in July 2012 Lesley Joseph hinted that Birds of a Feather could return for another series following a successful stage tour.

Where to Watch: 51 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a subscription service (AcornTV). 15 episodes (12%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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39. Unlocking the Truth

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Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Crime, Documentary

What it's about: Love, lust, murder, mystery, suspense...all the makings of a great dramatic story. The catch? It’s not a fictional story. It’s real life. This serialized documentary series follows the journey of alleged wrongfully convicted prisoners fighting for their freedom. We will navigate these cases in an effort to uncover the truth with the highest possible stakes – the lives and freedom of innocent people locked up for life, and the duty to honor the lives of those lost. This series takes an in-depth look into three criminal cases through the unique POV of Ryan Ferguson, who at 19 years old was convicted of a murder he didn’t commit

Where to Watch: 9 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. Correlli

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Year: 1995-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Correlli was an Australian television series first broadcast by ABC TV in 1995. It starred Deborra-Lee Furness as prison psychologist Louisa Correlli. The series also featured her future husband Hugh Jackman in one of his earliest roles. The first episode entitled "The Rat Tamer" has been released on to DVD. The creators and Associate Producers of the show were actress Denise Roberts from the ABC's G.P., and Carol Long. Roberts also played the role of prison warden Helen Buckley in episodes four and five.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).