TV series about the prison

TV series about the prison
List of the best jail series selected by visitors to our site: For Life, Prison Break, Orange Is the New Black, Oz, Escape at Dannemora, Alcatraz, Breakout Kings, Mindhunter, Wentworth, When They See Us.

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

Genre
Country
For Life (2020)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA

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.

Prison Break (2005)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration00:43

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.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:51

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.

Oz (1997)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

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.

Escape at Dannemora (2018)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:11

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.

Alcatraz (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43

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.

Breakout Kings (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43

Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives.

Mindhunter (2017)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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

Wentworth (2013)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration00:45

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.

When They See Us (2019)
Markimdb: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:43

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

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The Inmate (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryMexico

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.

Run! (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, detective
CountryRussia
Duration03:28

A captain in pursuit of escaped prisoners must survive harsh climates and unravel a mystery involving sensitive documents.

Interrogation (2020)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA

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.

Castle Rock (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

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

Godfather of Harlem (2019)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:56

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.

Houdini (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:32

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

Jett (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:02

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.

Killing Eve (2018)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:08

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

If Tomorrow Comes (1986)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration05:04

Tracy Whitney was in love, pregnant and engaged to marry into one of America's best family. And then, with one phone call, she lost everything. After 5 years of unjust imprisonment, Tracy emerges from prison a new woman. Cunning. Ruthless. Determined to survive. But there is one man as formidable as she is. As their paths crisscross, they eventually become daredevil partners in an adventure that climaxes their criminal careers.

Succession (2018)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

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.

Arrested Development (2003)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:22

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

Inspector Morse (1987)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40

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.

Prodigal Son (2019)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:11

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.

Gangland Undercover (2015)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:33

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.

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

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?

Lupin (2021)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA

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.

Alias Grace (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
Duration02:35

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.

Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:30

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.

Stiletto Vendetta (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, crime, detective
CountryTurkey

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.

Defendant (2017)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:41

Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He must struggle to prove his innocence.




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