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The Best Prison TV Shows on Netflix

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 Netflix.

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1. Arrested Development

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8.7/10
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88/100
Year: 2003-2021Rated: 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Orange Is the New Black

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8.1/10
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87/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: 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 (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 91 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Making a Murderer

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Year: 2015-2021Rated: 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).

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4. Rectify

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8.3/10
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79/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: 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 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Wentworth

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73/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: 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: 90 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla). 34 episodes (38%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. Time: The Kalief Browder Story

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70/100
Year: 2017-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

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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7. Locked Up

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69/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Thriller

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: 47 episodes (90%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 11 episodes (21%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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8. 60 Days In

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Year: 2016-2021Rated: 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: 40 episodes (46%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & A&E). 85 episodes (98%) 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 (97%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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9. El marginal

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62/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Action & Adventure, Crime

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

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10. Prison Playbook

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56/100
Year: 2017-2021Seasons: 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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11. Brotherhood

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7.6/10
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51/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An honest lawyer reaches a moral crossroads after the cops force her to inform on her incarcerated brother, the leader of a rising criminal faction.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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12. Jailbirds

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48/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Reality, Documentary

What it's about: At the Sacramento County Jail, incarcerated women fight the power and one another as they try to make the best of life -- and love -- on the inside.

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

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