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5th Apr '16 2:59:21 PM towercurator
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* Asked of a demon within the Hell prison in ''Literature/VoidDomain''.
20th Mar '16 7:38:30 AM Grade0
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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' you can be thrown in the Markath prison mine. An Ork in there answers the question with:
-->"Murder, Banditry, Assault, Theft... and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lollygagging]]."

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' you can be thrown in the Markath prison mine. An Ork Orc in there answers the question with:
-->"Murder, Banditry, Assault, Theft... and [[BrickJoke and]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking lollygagging]]."
11th Mar '16 3:59:15 PM lorgskyegon
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*** While either is acceptable, one should never ask the question 'What did you do?" as it implies guilt.
24th Feb '16 7:32:32 AM Gamermaster
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* On ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'', Nash and Tara will occasionally discuss how awkward these conversations will be for people who committed especially stupid, embarrassing, or petty crimes ([[{{Jerkass}} like the guy who stole money from a lemonade stand... after they gave him free lemonade]].)
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13th Feb '16 8:59:38 AM eroock
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* In ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'', the hero is asked this by a fellow inmate but refuses to answer. Clearly he was still not over the fact that he was convicted to 10 years of hard labor for stealing $5.
6th Oct '15 1:57:18 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* In the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:After turning himself into the Galactic Federation so his family can return to Earth in peace, an inmate asks this quesion to Rick. He replies, in a defeated tone, "Everything."]]
7th Sep '15 10:31:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer]]'', the Wychlaran of Mulsantir allows you to take one of the local prisoners to fight with you against the giant bear spirits waiting outside the gaits. Naturally, you get to ask what they're in for: Groznek killed some men who taunted him; Joeb's in for pickpocketing; and Gannayev is there because, well...

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* In ''[[NeverwinterNights2 ''[[VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2 Mask of the Betrayer]]'', the Wychlaran of Mulsantir allows you to take one of the local prisoners to fight with you against the giant bear spirits waiting outside the gaits. Naturally, you get to ask what they're in for: Groznek killed some men who taunted him; Joeb's in for pickpocketing; and Gannayev is there because, well...
9th Aug '15 9:36:35 PM 2wingo
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** Although in most American prisons, it is generally considered more polite to phrase the question as "What are you accused of?"
12th Jul '15 11:35:32 PM foxley
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--->'''Michael:''' "Well, you can't open someone elses mail. It's a federal offense."\\

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--->'''Michael:''' -->'''Michael:''' "Well, you can't open someone elses mail. It's a federal offense."\\



* Played straight (''"What did they get you for?" "Oh, It's a long story. You wouldn't believe me even if I told you."'') and then inverted in the Series/DoctorWho serial ''Frontier in Space'', when the Third Doctor is sent to a prison full of political prisoners:

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* Played straight (''"What did they get you for?" "Oh, It's a long story. You wouldn't believe me even if I told you."'') and then inverted in the Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Frontier "Frontier in Space'', Space", when the Third Doctor is sent to a prison full of political prisoners:
3rd Jun '15 4:20:48 AM Fiendish
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* The prison drama ''Series/{{Oz}}'' averts this frequently given their large cast of prisoners, instead introducing new prisoners via Augustus Hill's [[BreakingTheFourthWall narration to the audience]], in which he also lists the length of the person's sentence. Inmates usually become aware of other inmates' crimes by reputation or by implied offscreen conversations.

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* The prison drama ''Series/{{Oz}}'' averts this frequently given relative to their large cast of prisoners, instead introducing new prisoners via Augustus Hill's [[BreakingTheFourthWall narration to the audience]], in which he also lists the length of the person's sentence. Inmates usually become aware of other inmates' crimes by reputation or by implied offscreen conversations.
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