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The Best Prison TV Shows on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. Chicago P.D.

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8.1/10
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78/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
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: 3 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (Peacock & NBC). 112 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & fuboTV). 18 episodes (12%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Oxygen, NBC & USA). 152 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. For Life

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75/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Biography

What it's about: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (13%) are available to watch free online (ABC). 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 1 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (ABC). 15 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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3. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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73/100
Year: 2019-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

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 & IMDb TV).

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4. 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: 36 episodes (42%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, IMDb TV & A&E). 85 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 3 others). 18 episodes (21%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 84 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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5. Alcatraz

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66/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A unique team investigates the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, fifty years after they vanished.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 12 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

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55/100
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 watch free online (PlutoTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV).

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7. Gordon Behind Bars

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50/100
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 watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & IMDb TV). 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video).

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8. Behind Bars: Rookie Year

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48/100
Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Reality

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). 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Philo). 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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