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The Best Prison TV Shows on Prime Video

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 Prime Video.

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1. Oz

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8.7/10
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83/100
Year: 1997-2020Rated: 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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2. Sneaky Pete

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8.2/10
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81/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: 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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3. Escape at Dannemora

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8.0/10
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79/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: 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: 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime). 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 9 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Chicago P.D.

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8.1/10
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78/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
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 (3%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 119 episodes (82%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 22 episodes (15%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Oxygen, NBC & USA). 144 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. The Unit

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8.1/10
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76/100
Year: 2006-2020Rated: 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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6. Locked Up

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8.3/10
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71/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 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: 42 episodes (88%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video). 16 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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7.8/10
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70/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: 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). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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8. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

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54/100
Year: 2005-2020Rated: 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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9. Gordon Behind Bars

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46/100
Year: 2012-2020Seasons: 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).