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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E16Deception "Deception"]], Obi-Wan [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] and goes undercover as his supposed killer to infiltrate a plot against the Supreme Chancellor. The first step? Getting arrested and taken to prison to get close to the mastermind of the plot.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E16Deception [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E15Deception "Deception"]], Obi-Wan [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] and goes undercover as his supposed killer to infiltrate a plot against the Supreme Chancellor. The first step? Getting arrested and taken to prison to get close to the mastermind of the plot.
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* ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'', a movie about a woman who was arrested for her behavior management problems.
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' has Kermit spend the majority of the movie in a Russian gulag after being mistaken for a frog criminal named Constantine who looks like him.



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* ''Film/MadeaGoesToJail'', a movie about a woman who was arrested for her behavior management problems.
* ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' has Kermit spend the majority of the movie in a Russian gulag after being mistaken for a frog criminal named Constantine who looks like him.
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* The third ''Literature/CHERUBSeries'' book has James and his friends sent to infiltrate a maximum security prison.

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* The third ''Literature/CHERUBSeries'' book ''[[Literature/CHERUBSeries CHERUB]]'' book, ''Maximum Security'', has James and his friends sent to infiltrate an American maximum security prison.
* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Convict's Calendar", Nick is hired to steal a calendar from inside a cell in
a maximum security prison.



* ''Literature/NickVelvet'': In "The Theft of the Convict's Calendar", Nick is hired to steal a calendar from inside a cell in a maximum security prison.



* The ''Series/{{MacGyver}}'' episodes "The Escape" and "Jack in the Box".

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* Much of the beginning of Season 2 of ''Series/TwentyFour'' has Jack in prison to break out a drug kingpin as part of a larger plan.
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the first season has George, Sr. in prison. However, as part of an "[[InsistentTerminology illusion]]", his son GOB goes to prison for an episode to prove he can escape in 24 hours time. [[spoiler:He escapes when an inmate shivs him and he's taken to a hospital.]]
** Later, Tobias spends some time in prison to research the role of Frightened Inmate #2.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Much of "Broken Arrow" is set inside Iron Heights and focuses on Roy's attempts to survive in prison after he confesses to being the Arrow.
* The ''Series/{{MacGyver}}'' episodes "The Escape" episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Sheldon commits contempt of court - or rather utter contempt of the judge - and "Jack in is sent to the Box".cells until he apologises. Although Sheldon Cooper out-weirds hardened criminals to the point where "you're in my spot" makes a tough con give up his seat to the psycho, the thing that makes him crack and make a grovelling apology is when he realizes the awful truth about the bathroom facilities...



* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Although it was always Boss Hogg's goal to send Bo and Luke Duke to prison, and most episodes did involve the Duke boys tricking Rosco into letting them escape from jail, only one episode -- the terrifying "Cool Hands, Luke and Bo," a brilliant adaptation of ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' -- was actually set at a prison, and a prison camp at that.
* Though it isn't set in an actual prison, much of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" is set [[spoiler: in the Doctor's confession dial.]]
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Redemption"
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' has a several-episode-long imprisonment arc.

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Fiona spends a chunk of season six trying to survive in prison, while Michael works to get her out.
** Michael also voluntarily goes to prison for an episode to help protect an old buddy of Sam's.
* In ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' Annie is taken to a high security prison in Russia.
%%* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Redemption"
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]] doubles as this and a TortureChamberEpisode, as the Doctor is trapped in a mysterious clockwork castle by unidentified enemies. It turns out [[spoiler:that he's inside his own confession dial]].
* ''Series/DueSouth'': Ray gets sent to prison for being in contempt of court. In order to watch Ray's back as well as protect an important witness in Ray's case, Fraser intentionally commits a crime and gets sent to prison himself; but he's so straitlaced that the cop who's arresting him as a favor has to be the one who puts the single candy bar in his pocket.
* ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Although it was always Boss Hogg's goal to send Bo and Luke Duke to prison, and most episodes did involve the Duke boys tricking Rosco into letting them escape from jail, only one episode -- the terrifying "Cool Hands, Luke and Bo," Bo", a brilliant adaptation of ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' -- was actually set at a prison, and a prison camp at that.
* Though it isn't set in an actual prison, much of the ''Series/DoctorWho'' The ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent Heaven Sent]]" is set [[spoiler: "Three Strikes" revolves around her being arrested for participating in an animal rights protest and ultimately remanded to the Doctor's confession dial.]]
custody of her parents.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' And on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there is the episode "Redemption"
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' has
where Debra Barone is arrested and incarcerated for drunk driving. Seeing her in the lock-up makes her brother-in-law, Lieutenant Robert Barone, do a several-episode-long imprisonment arc.very big double-take.



* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the first season has George, Sr. in prison. However, as part of an "[[InsistentTerminology illusion]]", his son GOB goes to prison for an episode to prove he can escape in 24 hours time. [[spoiler:He escapes when an inmate shivs him and he's taken to a hospital.]]
** Later, Tobias spends some time in prison to research the role of Frightened Inmate #2.
* The ''Series/{{Ellen}}'' episode "Three Strikes" revolves around her being arrested for participating in an animal rights protest and ultimately remanded to the custody of her parents.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': [=McGee=] gets tangled up in a women's prison riot in "Caged." The plot revolves on him trying to resolve the conflict and the other characters trying to get him out alive. Notably, he is [[CharacterDevelopment significantly more badass afterwards]].



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has "Folsom Prison Blues" which features Dean and Sam deliberately getting themselves arrested so that they can solve a case inside a prison.
* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', the season 3 pilot features this after [[spoiler:Nate is voluntarily sent to prison to protect the rest of the team ]]. Notable in that it avoids a dark feel due to the team staging an escape in typical Leverage fashion.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has "Folsom Prison Blues" which features Dean and Sam deliberately getting themselves arrested so that they can ''Series/TheGoodies'': "Goodies in the Nick" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The Goodies spend several years in prison after committing a series of crimes for a police sergeant to solve so he can gain a case inside a prison.
promotion.
* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': Season 1's finale ends with [[spoiler:Will Graham]] incarcerated, [[spoiler:[[FrameUp framed]] by Hannibal Lecter as the Copycat Killer]]. The first half of season 3 pilot features this after [[spoiler:Nate 2 follows up with him trying to expose Hannibal and prove his own innocence.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' has an episode in which Chin
is voluntarily sent kidnapped and wakes up in prison, where the DirtyCop that Chin got incarcerated wants to have some fun with him before killing him. Unable to trust the guards, Chin resorts to starting a fire in the hope that he can communicate with the rescue workers. The fire triggers a prison to protect the rest of the team ]]. Notable in riot that it avoids a dark feel due Chin must survive long enough for Five-0 to rescue him.
* ''Series/HenryDanger'' had
the team staging an escape episode "Christmas Danger" which is surprisingly, a ChristmasEpisode only in typical Leverage fashion.name, but a prison episode in plot.



* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' had "Jessica Behind Bars". While it's set in a jail, Jessica is only there because of a writing program that involves a former student.
* Much of the beginning of Season 2 of ''Series/TwentyFour'' has Jack in prison to break out a drug kingpin as part of a larger plan.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' had a one-hour special where the gang visits a country named Yerba, and eventually, one [[EyeScream missing eye]] and dead octopus later, everyone gets sent to prison. Andre and Beck have rocks thrown at them, Jade is nearly beat up by another prisoner, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Robbie is put on the girl's side]]. They manage to escape thanks to their teacher, though.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is the rare example where the Prison Episode is the GrandFinale.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had "Locked Up and Tied Down" where she went to prison for killing a girl long ago except the girl became the prison's warden.



* In ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' Annie is taken to a high security prison in Russia.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Fiona spends a chunk of season six trying to survive in prison, while Michael works to get her out.
** Michael also voluntarily goes to prison for an episode to help protect an old buddy of Sam's.

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* In ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' Annie is taken to a high security prison in Russia.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': Fiona spends a chunk of
On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', the season six trying to survive in prison, while Michael works to get her out.
** Michael also
3 pilot features this after [[spoiler:Nate is voluntarily goes sent to prison for to protect the rest of the team]]. Notable in that it avoids a dark feel due to the team staging an escape in typical ''Leverage'' fashion.
%%* The ''Series/{{MacGyver}}'' episodes "The Escape" and "Jack in the Box".
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven", which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison, and Fisk manipulating Frank Castle into disposing of Dutton, the current prison "kingpin".
** ''Series/LukeCage2016'' has "Step into the Arena", told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke Cage's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary up to the experimentation that gave him his durable skin.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' had "Jessica Behind Bars". While it's set in a jail, Jessica is only there because of a writing program that involves a former student.
%%* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' has a several-episode-long imprisonment arc.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': [=McGee=] gets tangled up in a women's prison riot in "Caged." The plot revolves on him trying to resolve the conflict and the other characters trying to get him out alive. Notably, he is [[CharacterDevelopment significantly more badass afterwards]].
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has a several-episode arc in which Reese is held in prison on suspicion of being The Man In The Suit.
* The
episode “Solitary Confinement” of ''Series/PsiFactor'' is set in prison. In order to help protect investigate the death of a man who died in solitary confinement, Peter Axon goes under cover as an old buddy of Sam's.inmate.



* The episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Sheldon commits contempt of court - or rather utter contempt of the judge - and is sent to the cells until he apologises. Although Sheldon Cooper out-weirds hardened criminals to the point where "you're in my spot" makes a tough con give up his seat to the psycho, the thing that makes him crack and make a grovelling apology is when he realises the awful truth about the bathroom facilities...
* And on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there is the episode where Debra Barone is arrested and incarcerated for drunk driving. Seeing her in the lock-up makes her brother-in-law, Lieutenant Robert Barone, do a very big double-take.

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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' is the rare example where the Prison Episode is the GrandFinale.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
The episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' where Sheldon commits contempt of court - or rather utter contempt of the judge - ''Little Children, Big Challenge: Incarcerated'' has a Muppet kid named Alex who has a father in jail. They explain what incarceration is and is sent to the cells until he apologises. Although Sheldon Cooper out-weirds hardened criminals to the point where "you're in my spot" makes a tough con give up his seat to the psycho, the thing that makes him crack and make a grovelling apology is when he realises somebody violates the awful truth about the bathroom facilities...
* And on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there is the episode where Debra Barone is arrested and incarcerated for drunk driving. Seeing her in the lock-up makes her brother-in-law, Lieutenant Robert Barone, do a very big double-take.
law (a grownup rule), they have to go to jail or prison.



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' has a several-episode arc in which Reese is held in prison on suspicion of being The Man In The Suit.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' has an episode in which Chin is kidnapped and wakes up in prison, where the DirtyCop that Chin got incarcerated wants to have some fun with him before killing him. Unable to trust the guards, Chin resorts to starting a fire in the hope that he can communicate with the rescue workers. The fire triggers a prison riot that Chin must survive long enough for Five-0 to rescue him.
* ''Series/DueSouth'': Ray gets sent to prison for being in contempt of court. In order to watch Ray's back as well as protect an important witness in Ray's case, Fraser intentionally commits a crime and gets sent to prison himself; but he's so straitlaced that the cop who's arresting him as a favor has to be the one who puts the single candy bar in his pocket.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Much of "Broken Arrow" is set inside Iron Heights and focuses on Roy's attempts to survive in prison after he confesses to being the Arrow.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': The episode ''Little Children, Big Challenge: Incarcerated'' has a Muppet kid named Alex who has a father in jail. They explain what Incarceration is and when somebody violates the law (A grownup rule), They have to go to jail or prison.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': "Goodies in the Nick" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The Goodies spend several years in prison after committing a series of crimes for a police sergeant to solve so he can gain a promotion.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': Season 1's finale ends with [[spoiler:Will Graham]] incarcerated, [[spoiler:[[FrameUp framed]] by Hannibal Lecter as the Copycat Killer]]. The first half of season 2 follows up with him trying to expose Hannibal and prove his own innocence.
* The episode “Solitary Confinement” of ''Series/PsiFactor'' is set in prison. In order to investigate the death of a man who died in solitary confinement, Peter Axon goes under cover as an inmate.
* ''Series/HenryDanger'' had the episode ''Christmas Danger'' which is surprisingly, a ChristmasEpisode only in name, but a prison episode in plot.
* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison, and Fisk manipulating Frank Castle into disposing of Dutton, the current prison "kingpin".
** ''Series/LukeCage2016'' has "Step into the Arena," told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke Cage's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary up to the experimentation that gave him his durable skin.

to:

* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has a several-episode arc in "Folsom Prison Blues" which Reese is held in prison on suspicion of being The Man In The Suit.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' has an episode in which Chin is kidnapped
features Dean and wakes up in prison, Sam deliberately getting themselves arrested so that they can solve a case inside a prison.
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' had a one-hour special
where the DirtyCop that Chin got incarcerated wants to have some fun with him before killing him. Unable to trust the guards, Chin resorts to starting gang visits a fire in the hope that he can communicate with the rescue workers. The fire triggers a prison riot that Chin must survive long enough for Five-0 to rescue him.
* ''Series/DueSouth'': Ray
country named Yerba, and eventually, one [[EyeScream missing eye]] and dead octopus later, everyone gets sent to prison. Andre and Beck have rocks thrown at them, Jade is nearly beat up by another prisoner, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Robbie is put on the girl's side]]. They manage to escape thanks to their teacher, though.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' had "Locked Up and Tied Down" where she went
to prison for being in contempt of court. In order to watch Ray's back as well as protect an important witness in Ray's case, Fraser intentionally commits killing a crime and gets sent to prison himself; but he's so straitlaced that girl long ago except the cop who's arresting him as a favor has to be girl became the one who puts the single candy bar in his pocket.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Much of "Broken Arrow" is set inside Iron Heights and focuses on Roy's attempts to survive in prison after he confesses to being the Arrow.
* ''Series/SesameStreet'': The episode ''Little Children, Big Challenge: Incarcerated'' has a Muppet kid named Alex who has a father in jail. They explain what Incarceration is and when somebody violates the law (A grownup rule), They have to go to jail or prison.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': "Goodies in the Nick" is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The Goodies spend several years in prison after committing a series of crimes for a police sergeant to solve so he can gain a promotion.
* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'': Season 1's finale ends with [[spoiler:Will Graham]] incarcerated, [[spoiler:[[FrameUp framed]] by Hannibal Lecter as the Copycat Killer]]. The first half of season 2 follows up with him trying to expose Hannibal and prove his own innocence.
* The episode “Solitary Confinement” of ''Series/PsiFactor'' is set in prison. In order to investigate the death of a man who died in solitary confinement, Peter Axon goes under cover as an inmate.
* ''Series/HenryDanger'' had the episode ''Christmas Danger'' which is surprisingly, a ChristmasEpisode only in name, but a prison episode in plot.
* MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison, and Fisk manipulating Frank Castle into disposing of Dutton, the current prison "kingpin".
** ''Series/LukeCage2016'' has "Step into the Arena," told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke Cage's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary up to the experimentation that gave him his durable skin.
prison's warden.



* This is the premise of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "A Date with the Booty Warrior", in which Tom and Ruckus take Huey, Riley, Butch, and four other schoolboys (who had all been suspended for fighting) on a precautionary field trip to the local prison, which is infested with [[PrisonRape rapists]]. Things soon go very wrong when the inmates start a riot, and they take our protagonists as hostages.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has several of them, mostly involving the villains, but occasionally major characters (especially Homer, sometimes Marge) end up in jail as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had two prison episodes (Technically three, since one was a two-parter):
** Season one has "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned Imprisoned]]", where Katara deliberately gets herself imprisoned by the Fire Nation in an attempt to free a friend from said prison.
** Season three has "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart1 The Boiling]] [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 Rock]]", where Zuko and Sokka infiltrate a Fire Nation prison in the hopes of locating Sokka's father, who had been captured in the war a few weeks earlier.

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* This is the premise of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' The ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' episode "A Date with the Booty Warrior", in which Tom and Ruckus take Huey, Riley, Butch, and four other schoolboys (who had all been suspended for fighting) on a precautionary field trip "Cadpig Behind Bars", where Cadpig is sent to the local prison, pound, which [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons is infested with [[PrisonRape rapists]]. Things soon go very wrong when the inmates start run like a riot, and they take our protagonists as hostages.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has several of them, mostly involving the villains, but occasionally major characters (especially Homer, sometimes Marge) end up in jail as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had two prison episodes (Technically three, since one was a two-parter):
** Season one has "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned Imprisoned]]", where Katara deliberately gets herself imprisoned by the Fire Nation in an attempt to free a friend from said prison.
** Season three has "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart1 The Boiling]] [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 Rock]]", where Zuko and Sokka infiltrate a Fire Nation prison in the hopes of locating Sokka's father, who had been captured in the war a few weeks earlier.
prison]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', "Jailbird and Jailbunny".

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', "Jailbird ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czULZ9IRaic Sonic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjJMbLhHC8 Breakout]]", which is about in-universe cartoonist Sketch Lampoon going to prison [[{{Thoughtcrime}} for making fun of Dr. Robotnik...]] and Jailbunny".Sonic deliberately letting Robotnik's minions catch him so as to get behind bars to escape from prison and take Sketch with him.



* In the season two premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', "Leader of the Pack" Coyote, at the behest of Xanatos, breaks out the rest of the Pack.
* In "Opening Night" of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey volunteers to test the security system of [[TheAlcatraz The Vault]], a prison designed to house super villains. Unfortunately the prison's computers are hacked by [[spoiler:the Green Goblin]], locking all the guards up as the prisoners are let out of their cells.
* In "Terrors" of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Superboy and Miss Martian go undercover into Belle Reve to ascertain and foil a break out attempt.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMJf6hEtco Phineas And Ferb Get Busted.]] While what they are sent to is called a reform school, it is most certainly run like a prison.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czULZ9IRaic Sonic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjJMbLhHC8 Breakout]]", which is about in-universe cartoonist Sketch Lampoon going to prison [[{{Thoughtcrime}} for making fun of Dr. Robotnik...]] and Sonic deliberately letting Robotnik's minions catch him so as to get behind bars to escape from prison and take Sketch with him.

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* In the season ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had two premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', "Leader of the Pack" Coyote, at the behest of Xanatos, breaks out the rest of the Pack.
* In "Opening Night" of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey volunteers to test the security system of [[TheAlcatraz The Vault]], a
prison designed to house super villains. Unfortunately the prison's computers are hacked by [[spoiler:the Green Goblin]], locking all the guards up as the prisoners are let out of their cells.
* In "Terrors" of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Superboy and Miss Martian go undercover into Belle Reve to ascertain and foil
episodes (Technically three, since one was a break out attempt.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
two-parter):
** Season one
has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMJf6hEtco Phineas And Ferb Get Busted.]] While what they are sent to is called a reform school, it is most certainly run like a prison.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czULZ9IRaic Sonic]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAjJMbLhHC8 Breakout]]", which is about in-universe cartoonist Sketch Lampoon going to prison [[{{Thoughtcrime}} for making fun of Dr. Robotnik...]] and Sonic
"[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderImprisoned Imprisoned]]", where Katara deliberately letting Robotnik's minions catch him so as gets herself imprisoned by the Fire Nation in an attempt to get behind bars to escape free a friend from said prison.
** Season three has "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart1 The Boiling]] [[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheBoilingRockPart2 Rock]]", where Zuko and Sokka infiltrate a Fire Nation
prison in the hopes of locating Sokka's father, who had been captured in the war a few weeks earlier.
* In the episode "Birdbrain of Alcatraz", WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit)
and is sent to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules and share a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.
* This is the premise of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "A Date with the Booty Warrior", in which Tom and Ruckus
take Sketch Huey, Riley, Butch, and four other schoolboys (who had all been suspended for fighting) on a precautionary field trip to the local prison, which is infested with him.[[PrisonRape rapists]]. Things soon go very wrong when the inmates start a riot, and they take our protagonists as hostages.
* The ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode ''The Label Police'' had Snap being sent to Label Prison for removing a tag from his pillow. He spends the episode attempting to break out with the other prisoners, who include the polar bear for putting a "dry clean only" shirt into a washing machine and a 7-year-old girl for solving a jigsaw puzzle that is only for people 8 or older.



* The ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' episode "Cadpig Behind Bars", where Cadpig is sent to the pound, which [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons is run like a prison]].

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* The ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 101 Dalmatians: The Series]]'' episode "Cadpig Behind Bars", In the season two premiere of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', "Leader of the Pack", Coyote, at the behest of Xanatos, breaks out the rest of the Pack.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has "Jimmy in the Big House"
where Cadpig is sent Jimmy and Beezy try to bust Cerbee out of an animals-only prison by disguising themselves as pandas. Unfortunately, Cerbee had already escaped by himself, so the pound, which [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons is run like a prison]].duo now have to get themselves out.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', "The Big House" wherein Tommy is inside a daycare center that, much like the above example, looks and feels like a prison.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', "The Big House" wherein Tommy is inside a daycare center that, much like the above example, looks %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', "Jailbird and feels like a prison.Jailbunny".



* The ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode ''The Label Police'' had Snap being sent to Label Prison for removing a tag from his pillow. He spends the episode attempting to break out with the other prisoners, who include the polar bear for putting a "dry clean only" shirt into a washing machine and a 7-year-old girl for solving a jigsaw puzzle that is only for people 8 or older.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has "Jimmy in the Big House" where Jimmy and Beezy try to bust Cerbee out of an animals-only prison by disguising themselves as pandas. Unfortunately, Cerbee had already escaped by himself, so the duo now have to get themselves out.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode ''The Label Police'' had Snap being ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KMJf6hEtco Phineas And Ferb Get Busted.]] While what they are sent to Label Prison for removing a tag from his pillow. He spends the episode attempting to break out with the other prisoners, who include the polar bear for putting a "dry clean only" shirt into a washing machine and a 7-year-old girl for solving a jigsaw puzzle that is only for people 8 or older.
called a reform school, it is most certainly run like a prison.
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has "Jimmy in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', "The Big House" where Jimmy wherein Tommy is inside a daycare center that, much like the above example, looks and Beezy try feels like a prison.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has several of them, mostly involving the villains, but occasionally major characters (especially Homer, sometimes Marge) end up in jail as well.
* In "Opening Night" of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Spidey volunteers
to bust Cerbee test the security system of [[TheAlcatraz The Vault]], a prison designed to house super villains. Unfortunately the prison's computers are hacked by [[spoiler:the Green Goblin]], locking all the guards up as the prisoners are let out of an animals-only prison by disguising themselves as pandas. Unfortunately, Cerbee had already escaped by himself, so the duo now have to get themselves out.their cells.



* In the episode "Birdbrain of Alcatraz," WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit) and is sent to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules and share a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E16Deception "Deception"]], Obi-Wan [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] and goes undercover as his supposed killer to infiltrate a plot against the Supreme Chancellor. The first step? Getting arrested and taken to prison to get close to the mastermind of the plot.
* In the episode "Birdbrain "Terrors" of Alcatraz," WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit) ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Superboy and is sent Miss Martian go undercover into Belle Reve to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules ascertain and share foil a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.break out attempt.


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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'' has "Step into the Arena," told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'' MarvelCinematicUniverse:
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has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016''
prison, and Fisk manipulating Frank Castle into disposing of Dutton, the current prison "kingpin".
**''Series/LukeCage2016''
has "Step into the Arena," told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke's Luke Cage's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary.Penitentiary up to the experimentation that gave him his durable skin.
31st Dec '16 1:01:56 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the episode "Birdbrain of Alcatraz," WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}] is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit) and is sent to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules and share a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.

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* In the episode "Birdbrain of Alcatraz," WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}] WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit) and is sent to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules and share a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.
31st Dec '16 1:00:54 PM LadyNorbert
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* On the route to the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney,'' the protagonists tell the king that they'll defend him in court and the king, offended at the implication that he doesn't have a HundredPercentApprovalRating, throws them in jail. An allied prosecutor lets them out and says the charges are dropped.

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* On the route to the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney,'' the protagonists tell the king that they'll defend him in court and the king, offended at the implication that he doesn't have a HundredPercentApprovalRating, HundredPercentAdorationRating, throws them in jail. An allied prosecutor lets them out and says the charges are dropped.
31st Dec '16 12:58:38 PM LadyNorbert
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* On the route to the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' the protagonists tell the king that they'll defend him in court and the king, offended at the implication that he doesn't have a OneHundredPercentApprovalRating, throws them in jail. An allied prosecutor lets them out and says the charges are dropped.

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* On the route to the GoldenEnding of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney,'' the protagonists tell the king that they'll defend him in court and the king, offended at the implication that he doesn't have a OneHundredPercentApprovalRating, HundredPercentApprovalRating, throws them in jail. An allied prosecutor lets them out and says the charges are dropped.
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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro was lead into Villainy Prison by Jackal and had to fight the notorious killer Devil Rebirth. Later on in the series is the Cassandra arc, where he must free his captive brother Toki, but not without a fight against the cruel warden Uighur.

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Kenshiro was lead into Villainy Prison by Jackal and had to fight the notorious killer Devil Rebirth. Later on in the series is the Cassandra arc, where he must free his captive brother Toki, but not without a fight against the cruel warden Uighur.



* Except for a couple of flashbacks, the whole issue 36 of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', "The Day That Will Come", is set in Time Zero, the prison of the TimePolice, since Paperinik was ArrestedForHeroism... just in time for a jailbreak. It is one of the darkest issues of the series.

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* Except for a couple of flashbacks, the whole issue 36 of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'', "The Day That Will Come", Come," is set in Time Zero, the prison of the TimePolice, since Paperinik was ArrestedForHeroism... just in time for a jailbreak. It is one of the darkest issues of the series.



* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Redemptio"

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* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Redemptio""Redemption"



* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the first season has George, Sr. in prison. However, as part of an "[[InsistentTerminology Illusion]]", his son GOB goes to prison for an episode to prove he can escape in 24 hours time. [[spoiler:He escapes when an inmate shivs him and he's taken to a hospital.]]

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* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', the first season has George, Sr. in prison. However, as part of an "[[InsistentTerminology Illusion]]", illusion]]", his son GOB goes to prison for an episode to prove he can escape in 24 hours time. [[spoiler:He escapes when an inmate shivs him and he's taken to a hospital.]]



* And on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there is the episode where Debra Barone is arrested and incarcerated for drunk-driving. Seeing her in the lock-up makes her brother in law, Lieutenant Robert Barone, do a very big double-take.

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* And on ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there is the episode where Debra Barone is arrested and incarcerated for drunk-driving. drunk driving. Seeing her in the lock-up makes her brother in law, brother-in-law, Lieutenant Robert Barone, do a very big double-take.



* The ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Canamar" is a variation--the episode is named for a notorious prison, yet Archer and Trip spend the whole time on a prison transport that never actually makes it there.

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* The ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episode "Canamar" is a variation--the variation; the episode is named for a notorious prison, yet Archer and Trip spend the whole time on a prison transport that never actually makes it there.



* ''Series/DueSouth'': Ray gets sent to prison for being in contempt of court. In order to watch Ray's back as well as protect an important witness in Ray's case, Fraser intentionally commits a crime and gets sent to prison himself; he's so straight-laced that the cop who's arresting him as a favor has to be the one who puts the single candy bar in his pocket.

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* ''Series/DueSouth'': Ray gets sent to prison for being in contempt of court. In order to watch Ray's back as well as protect an important witness in Ray's case, Fraser intentionally commits a crime and gets sent to prison himself; but he's so straight-laced straitlaced that the cop who's arresting him as a favor has to be the one who puts the single candy bar in his pocket.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' had a prison sequence, but made you ''break in'' to save the princess.
** The prison in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' made sense, but the one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' was truly laughable. Absolutely a CardboardPrison. The way out of the cell is hidden behind a pot (though it would still work wonders at imprisoning moblins...or [[TopHeavyGuy any adult male]], for that matter).
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' had one sequence in a prison cell. It followed a very humorous scene and preceded a challenging boss though and thus was better than most. It is especially interesting because the prison lets you keep your sword.
** There are two prison sequences in Chrono Trigger. The second one strips the party of equipment, inventory, and cash after the party is distracted by a LookBehindYou. Ensues a StealthBasedMission unless [[BareFistedMonk Ayla]] is in the current party.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': Snake is thrown in a jail cell which the player can escape from within seconds simply by punching the wall. The prison escape sequences of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', however, were fun and memorable.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' had begins with a prison sequence, but made makes you ''break in'' break ''in'' to save the princess.
** The prison in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' made makes sense, but the one in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' was truly laughable. Absolutely is absolutely a CardboardPrison. The way out of the cell is hidden behind a pot (though it would still work wonders at imprisoning moblins...or [[TopHeavyGuy any adult male]], for that matter).
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' had has one sequence in a prison cell. It followed However, it follows a very humorous scene and preceded precedes a challenging boss though and thus was boss, so it's better than most. It is especially interesting because the prison lets you keep your sword.
** There are two prison sequences in Chrono Trigger.''Chrono Trigger''. The second one strips the party of equipment, inventory, and cash after the party is distracted by a LookBehindYou. Ensues a StealthBasedMission unless [[BareFistedMonk Ayla]] is in the current party.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'': In ''VideoGame/MetalGear,'' Snake is thrown in a jail cell cell... from which the player can escape from within in seconds simply by punching the wall. The prison escape sequences of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'', however, were fun and memorable.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' had Lloyd, the main character, tossed into a Desian prison in the middle of the desert. He busts out on his own, just before the party shows up... too late.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' had has Lloyd, the main character, tossed into a Desian prison in the middle of the desert. He busts out on his own, just before the party shows up... too late.



* In ''VideoGame/PlanetAlcatraz'', although the whole planet is technically is a [[PenalColony prison]], the Industrial Area is the only place that most resembles a prison, or more precisely, a labor camp. You're stripped of all belongings and have to run errands for the bosses to get promoted, before having the opportunity to escape. One of the gameover screens implies you spend the rest of your life there working.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'' had a campaign mission where Lady Vashj and Kael'thas free the Blood Elves from the Dalaran dungeons, which were full of ultra horrifying monsters. It wasn't a bad level, but at of the day it wasn't as challenging as the normal base-building campaign missions.
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Stockades, an instanced prison dungeon in the centre of Stormwind serving prior to the Cataclysm as a continuation of the Defias questline and now updated to fit current miscreants.
* ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' had an extremely long prison level early on in the game, where the player has to compete in various minigames and do a lot of hand-to-hand combat to arrange a prison break.
* ''VideoGame/{{XIII}}'' featured one (two?) levels inside Plain Rock Asylum, a mental institution.

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* In ''VideoGame/PlanetAlcatraz'', although the whole planet is technically is a [[PenalColony prison]], the Industrial Area is the only place that most resembles a prison, or more precisely, a labor camp. You're stripped of all belongings and have to run errands for the bosses to get promoted, before having the opportunity to escape. One of the gameover NonstandardGameOver screens implies you spend the rest of your life there working.
* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Throne'' had has a campaign mission where Lady Vashj and Kael'thas free the Blood Elves from the Dalaran dungeons, which were are full of ultra horrifying monsters. It wasn't isn't a bad level, but at the end of the day it wasn't isn't as challenging as the normal base-building campaign missions.
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has the Stockades, an instanced prison dungeon in the centre center of Stormwind serving prior to the Cataclysm as a continuation of the Defias questline and now updated to fit current miscreants.
* ''VideoGame/DeadToRights'' had has an extremely long prison level early on in the game, where the player has to compete in various minigames and do a lot of hand-to-hand combat to arrange a prison break.
* ''VideoGame/{{XIII}}'' featured features one (two?) levels inside Plain Rock Asylum, a mental institution.



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' had a level where you specifically had to get arrested and then spent time in prison before escaping again.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' had has a level where you specifically had have to get arrested and then spent spend time in prison before escaping again.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' had a side-quest called "Captured!", which saw your active party thrown into prison, with an option given to either fight your way out or wait for rescue from the rest of the party. The latter option is probably the [[MoodWhiplash single biggest source of hilarity]] in an otherwise {{grimdark}} game.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' had a side-quest has an optional side quest called "Captured!", which saw sees your active party player character thrown into prison, with an option given to prison; you can either fight your way out or wait for select two of your party members to break in and rescue from the rest of the party. you. The latter option is probably the [[MoodWhiplash single biggest source of hilarity]] in an otherwise {{grimdark}} game.game.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' begins with a prison episode, as the player character is shackled and guarded by several soldiers with drawn swords, and they have no idea what's happened. Unlike most instances, however, they neither break out nor get rescued; rather, they accompany their captors to deal with the situation at hand.



* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' the party is knocked unconscious trying to pass through the enemy stronghold and are thrown in prison, except for Edea, who very easily takes the cell keys and breaks into the prison to break the rest of the party out. Amusingly, when she enters the prison, a party chat can be viewed where the rest of the party comes to the conclusion that Edea is suffering a far worse fate than them and are planning a wacky escape scheme, only for Edea to come in and point out how loud they were yelling their plans (they're held in seperate cells and were unsure of how far they were from each other.). It's even funnier when the random encounters reveal there most definitely ARE a lot of guards patrolling the cells.

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* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' the party is knocked unconscious trying to pass through the enemy stronghold and are thrown in prison, except for Edea, who very easily takes the cell keys and breaks into the prison to break the rest of the party out. Amusingly, when she enters the prison, a party chat can be viewed where the rest of the party comes to the conclusion that Edea is suffering a far worse fate than them and are planning a wacky escape scheme, only for Edea to come in and point out how loud they were yelling their plans (they're held in seperate separate cells and were unsure of how far they were from each other.). It's even funnier when the random encounters reveal there most definitely ARE a lot of guards patrolling the cells.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has actually had a few prison episodes. In the episode "Doing Time" Mrs. Puff gets arrested after yet another one of SpongeBob's failed driving tests and SpongeBob and Patrick trying to break her out after they agree it was SpongeBob's fault. In the episode "The Inmates of Summer" SpongeBob & Patrick accidentally board a prison ship instead of the summer camp boat they meant to get on. In the episode "Jailbreak" Plankton who is imprisoned after yet another attempt at stealing the Krabby Patty Formula concocts a plan with a few other inmates to break out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has actually had a few prison episodes. In the episode "Doing Time" Time," Mrs. Puff gets arrested after yet another one of SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s failed driving tests tests, and SpongeBob and Patrick trying try to break her out after they agree it was SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s fault. In the episode "The Inmates of Summer" SpongeBob & Summer," [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick accidentally board a prison ship instead of the summer camp boat they meant to get on. In the episode "Jailbreak" "Jailbreak," Plankton who is imprisoned after yet another attempt at stealing the Krabby Patty Formula concocts a plan with a few other inmates to break out.out.
* In the episode "Birdbrain of Alcatraz," WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}] is convicted of a crime (which, unusually for the character, he actually ''didn't'' commit) and is sent to prison. He has to survive a lot of weird, overly strict rules and share a cell with a literal stool pigeon while his friend Lydia works to prove his innocence.
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' had a level where you specifically had to get arrested and then spent time in prison before escaping again.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' had a level where you specifically had to get arrested and then spent time in prison before escaping again.
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* ''Series/Daredevil2016'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2016'' ''Series/Daredevil2015'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison.
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* ''Series/Daredevil2016'' has "Seven Minutes in Heaven," which has great focus on Wilson Fisk's time in prison.
*''Series/LukeCage2016'' has "Step into the Arena," told mostly in flashbacks, documenting Luke's time as an inmate at Seagate Penitentiary.
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