American Prison TV Series

List of Top American Prison TV Series Selected by Visitors to Our Site: Orange Is the New Black, Alcatraz, Prison Break, Escape at Dannemora, Superjail!, For Life, Oz, Castle Rock, Mindhunter, Jett.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51
CharactersLesbians, Strong women
PlacePrison
StyleFor girls, Fancy

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Brothers
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Prison Escape, Obsession, Self-sacrifice
PlacePrison
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersPartners
PlotRelationship, Prison Escape, Love triangle, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Based on real events

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:11
CharactersRobots, Monsters, Judges, Criminals
PlotTime travel
PlacePrison
StyleFancy

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Prisoners
PlotFalse accusations
PlacePrison

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.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison
StyleMakes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersLawyers, Rockers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Death, Mystery
PlacePrison, Forest, Small towns, USA
StyleBy books

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Hackers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:02
CharactersGangsters, Single mothers
PlacePrison, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating

Fresh out of prison, world-class thief Daisy ”Jett” Kowalski is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryMexico, USA
Duration00:45
CharactersBikers, Criminals, Friends
PlotMotorcycles
PlacePrison, Small towns
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30
CharactersRich
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Wedding
PlacePrison, England
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, By books, Makes me think

The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer might still be among them.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
PlacePrison, USA

Set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPrisoners
PlotDeath, Justice, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction

Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:08
CharactersKillers, Strong women, Special agents, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Action

A security consultant hunts for a ruthless assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersFamily, Rich, Childrens, Businessmen
PlacePrison, Hospitals, USA
StyleFascinating

The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56
CharactersFamily, Mafia
PlotRevenge, Adventures, Fate
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction

Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of Harlem.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersSerial killers, Detectives
PlotLove, Investigation
PlacePrison, Psychiatric hospitals, USA

The son of a notorious serial killer becomes an acclaimed criminal psychologist who uses his unique insight into how killers think to help the NYPD.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:33
PlacePrison, USA
StyleFascinating

This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the assignment to avoid spending 20 years in prison on drug charges, it eventually evolved into a quest for justice for him. “Gangland Undercover” documents the lives of outlaw bikers, who live in a world in which respect is earned through fear. The series is based on Falco's memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws,” and documented historical research of gang rivalries.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
PlotDeception
PlacePrison

As Jimmy Keene begins a 10-year prison sentence, he gets an incredible offer: If he can elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersCriminals, Cooks, Partners
PlotCars
PlacePrison, England

Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and actresses.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrewestern
CountryUSA

The High-Sierra adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersNurses, Janitors
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Justice
PlacePrison, France
StyleFascinating

Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, history, reality TV
CountryUSA

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with the evil spirits who reportedly haunt these locations.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersSpy, Magicians, Wizards, Artists
PlacePrison
StyleShort, Spectacular, Atmospheric, By books, Fascinating

The two-night scripted miniseries “Houdini” follows the epic tales of Harry Houdini as he emerges as America’s first bonafide world-renowned superstar.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration06:00
CharactersInvestigators

Les Misérables is a 2000 French television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. The miniseries was broadcast in four parts. A three hour English version was also released.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts

X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series, is an American-Canadian animated television series which debuted on October 31, 1992, in the United States on the Fox Network as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup. X-Men was Marvel Comics' second attempt at an animated X-Men TV series after the pilot X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men was not picked up. The series as a whole is available for streaming at Marvel.com.

Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Lawyers, Parents
PlotLove, Deception
PlacePrison
StyleFancy

The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama
CountryUSA

Two ambitious vice presidents become rivals when an imminent board room vacancy arises.





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