TV series about the prison

TV series about the prison
List of the best jail series selected by visitors to our site: Escape at Dannemora, Breakout Kings, Killing Eve, El marginal, Orange Is the New Black, Prison Break, Comfort zone, Alcatraz, When They See Us, The Count of Monte Cristo.

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
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: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSpecial agents, Partners
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular

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are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives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

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: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryArgentina
PlotRevenge, Investigation
PlacePrison
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.

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: 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.

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Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
CharactersFamily, Lawyers, Truckers, Businessmen
PlotTechnology, Social networks, Deception, Family life, The Internet
PlaceRussia
StyleEasy

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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: 8.9
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersTeenagers, Lawyers, Parents
PlotInvestigation
StyleShort, Worth watching, Based on real events, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryFrance, Germany, Italy
Duration06:40
PlotTravel

A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration00:45
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison
StyleAction

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.

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: 7.7
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: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration04:30
PlotThe escape

Bangkok Hilton is a three-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by Kennedy Miller Productions and directed by Ken Cameron. The title of the mini-series is, in the story, the nickname of a fictional Bangkok prison in which the protagonist is imprisoned, a mordant reference to Hanoi Hilton, the prison known as such used by North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

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: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:41
PlacePrison

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryMexico
CharactersPsychologists
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
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.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
Duration02:35
CharactersMaids, Psychiatrists
PlacePrison
Time19th century
StyleShort, 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.

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: 6.5
Genreaction, detective
CountryRussia
Duration03:28
CharactersInvestigators

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

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: 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: 7.5
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: 8.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA
Duration06:57
PlotMagic
StyleFor children

The 10th Kingdom is an American fairytale fantasy miniseries written by Simon Moore and produced by Britain's Carnival Films, Germany's Babelsberg Film und Fernsehen, and the USA's Hallmark Entertainment. It depicts the adventures of a young woman and her father after they are transported from Manhattan, New York, through a magical mirror into a parallel world of fairy tales, magical beings, evil stepmothers and self-discovery. The miniseries was initially broadcast over five nights in two-hour episodes on NBC, beginning February 27, 2000. It garnered good reviews but very poor ratings. It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design in 2000.

Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:30
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.

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: 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: 8.6
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.





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