TV series about the prison

TV series about the prison
List of the best jail series selected by visitors to our site: For Life, The Inmate, Arctic Circle, Toy Boy, Avlu, Succession, Secret Love, Interrogation, Man in an Orange Shirt, Innocent.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

For Life (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Prisoners
PlotFalse accusations

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.

The Inmate (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
StyleAction, Fascinating

A former U.S. Marine, Lázaro Mendoza, enters a maximum security prison in Mexico (La Rotunda), under a false identity and accused of an alleged triple murder. Now as Dante Pardo, his mission is to infiltrate a dangerous band of inmates and guards that operate inside and outside of prison who are the prime suspects of the kidnapping of the teenage daughter of U.S. Judge, John Morris. Inside La Rotunda, Lázaro has to find out who carried out the kidnapping and the whereabouts of the girl.

Arctic Circle (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFinland, Germany
PlacePrison, Forest

During a routine search of an old cabin in the remote and wintery back country, Finnish policewoman, Nina Kautsalo, discovers two dead prostitutes, with a third still fighting for her life. The ensuing investigation takes a surprise twist when an extremely rare and deadly virus is discovered in the surviving woman’s bloodwork. When the Finnish Bureau of Investigation takes over the case, German virologist, Thomas Lorenz is called in to assist in identifying and containing the virus. Set within the endless white expanse of the arctic circle, Nina and Thomas must rely on each other to have any hope of saving the ones they love. But what takes precedence? A deadly virus or an active serial killer?

Toy Boy (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
PlotLove triangle, Jealousy
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending

After seven years in a Málaga prison, a male stripper is released pending retrial and sets out to prove his lover framed him for her husband's murder.

Avlu (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Lesbians, Judges
PlotLove, Dancing
PlacePrison, Turkey
StyleAction, Fascinating

After a fateful domestic clash, a devoted mother finds herself in prison and fighting to survive in hopes of reuniting with her daughter.

Succession (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
CharactersFamily, Rich, Businessmen
PlacePrison, Hospitals, USA

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.

Secret Love (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
CountrySouth Korea
StyleTwisted plot

A devoted woman makes the ultimate sacrifice for her boyfriend, only to learn that love doesn't always conquer all. Yoo Jeong is a sweet, upbeat person who has always stuck by her boyfriend, Ahn Do Hoon, all through school as he cared for a disabled father. But Do Hoon gets into a car accident that results in the death of a woman. Unable to face her boyfriend having to go to jail for a hit-and-run accident, the self-sacrificing Yoo Jeong takes the blame for the accident and serves time in prison in his place. Min Hyeok, a cold-hearted heir to a business empire, had just begun to open his heart to a woman when she is killed in the hit-and-run accident. Years later, he is engaged to Shin Se Yeon, a congressman's daughter. Can Yoo Jeong and Min Hyeok mend their wounded hearts and discover the real meaning of love?

Interrogation (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
PlotDeath, Justice, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA

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.

Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGays, Artists, Artists, Veterans
PlotLove, War, Second world war, Relationship
PlacePrison, England
StyleFascinating, Touching

A love story in two films charts the very different challenges to happiness for Michael and Thomas in the aftermath of World War 2, and to Adam and Steve in the present day.

Innocent (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Mystery

After seven years in prison, David Collins is acquitted of the murder of his wife. Now, he must fight to rebuild his shattered life while police search for the real murderer.

El marginal (2016)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
PlotRevenge, Investigation
StyleSpectacular, Action, Makes me think

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.

Alcatraz (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

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.

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
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.

Alias Grace (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CharactersMaids, Psychiatrists
Time19th century
StyleNetflix, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Based on real events

Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CharactersLesbians, Strong women

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.

Generation War (2013)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
PlotWar, Death

Berlin, summer of 1941, during the World War II. Five young Germans promise to meet again as soon the war ends… in Christmas: brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm will go to the Russian front. Charlotte will serve as a nurse in a campaign hospital. Greta dreams of becoming a singer. Viktor, her Jewish boyfriend, works as a tailor with her father. But soon their naive wishes of peace and happiness will become a long and tragic nightmare.

Time (2021)
CharactersTeachers, Prisoners
PlacePrison, Court

A prisoner consumed by guilt, an officer with an impossible choice. What does it take to survive? A tense story of punishment and principles, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.

Houdini (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSpy, Magicians, Wizards, Artists
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.

Stiletto Vendetta (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
PlotLove, Mystery, Divorce
PlaceSchool, Prison, Hospitals, Court, Turkey
StyleAction, Fascinating

Three girls in high school made a prank on the fourth girl and caused her to be expelled from the high school with her teacher. After 20 years they got together in a high society environment.

Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, cartoon, short, anime
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Survival
PlacePrison, Japan
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot

Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He's framed for the carnage, sentenced to die, and locked away in the most twisted prison ever built: Deadman Wonderland. And then it gets worse.