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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. Superjail!

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7.8/10
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65/100
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: 36 episodes (97%) 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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2. The A-Team

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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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3. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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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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4. 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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5. 60 Days In

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60/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
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: 2 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (A&E). 52 episodes (78%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 63 episodes (94%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 66 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Behind Bars: Rookie Year

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49/100
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: 8 episodes (40%) are available to watch free online (A&E & 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).