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The Best Prison TV Shows on A&E

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 on A&E.

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1. 60 Days In

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69/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: 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: 68 episodes (89%) are available to watch free online (A&E, Tubi & IMDb TV). 63 episodes (83%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 3 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 70 episodes (92%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Behind Bars: Rookie Year

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55/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: 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 (Tubi). 8 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 19 episodes (95%) 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).