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->''"I'm going to get this [poison] analyzed. Then you're going to jail, where you'll be ANAL-yzed!"''
-->-- '''Johnathan''' threatening and wordplaying to '''Dio''', ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged''

A trope in which it is stated, shown, or implied that detainees may be sexually assaulted while in prison (usually by fellow prisoners but sometimes by their captors).[[note]]It should be noted that [[SocietyMarchesOn changing attitudes about the treatment of prisoners]] has made this trope far less common in real life than is often portrayed, at least among Western countries. In particular, the United States (which has a special reputation for rough prisons) now has the ''very'' strict PREA laws, which both forces prisons to minimize opportunities for sexual assault and harshly punishes prison rape, which now almost automatically incurs a life sentence. Of course, enforcement of this varies by region, but coerced sex is no longer the institution it once was in US prisons.[[/note]] It is used in a number of ways:
* A device for scary violence and {{revenge}} scenes in stories with {{prison}} settings.
* A threat for [[RabidCop nasty law officers]] to menace prisoners with during interrogation scenes. ("You know what they'll do to a PrettyBoy like you, son?")
* An EstablishingCharacterMoment moment carried out by a prisoner or an [[WardensAreEvil evil warden]] to show how evil and threatening they are.
* [[KarmicRape An extra (or ironic) punishment for the particularly depraved.]] Even "[[DesignatedHero good]]" characters may [[ComedicSociopathy gloat at the thought of]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch villains receiving their comeuppance]] in this way, [[LaserGuidedKarma especially if said villains were rapists themselves]]. A PariahPrisoner (such as a sexual offender, a snitch, or an ex-cop) might be the victim of a prison rape. [[note]]This is sadly part of the reason why [[DirtyCop many prison guards]] turn a blind eye to complaints of prison rape.[[/note]]
* A source of [[BlackComedyRape jokes]], often featuring huge criminals wearing eyeshadow or other indicators of {{queer|PeopleAreFunny}}ness.
** A joke at the expense of queer stereotypes, implying that [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization they would enjoy it]].
** And of course an excuse for statements of mock concern, like the ever-popular "Don't drop the soap."
* A source of fears and hangups for characters who think they may be in danger of incarceration (may be played straight or for laughs).
* A dark, past trauma that blights the lives of ex-convicts.
* One of many reasons someone might vow that they're NeverGoingBackToPrison.

As with all rape tropes, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease please refrain from listing real life examples.]] It is entirely sufficient to note that such things do occur.



* An anti-drug PSA in the early 90s featured a first-person viewpoint of the arrested drug user, ending with a prison inmate who simply blows a kiss to his new cellmate.
** A similar one regarding illegal guns: "The worst part of being convicted on a firearms offense is you don't get to keep the gun with you when you meet your new cellmate."
** There's also [[http://montanameth.org/wp-content/themes/methproject/assets/images/ads/print/jail.jpg this print ad]] from the [[http://montanameth.org/ Montana Meth Project,]] in 2009.
** The German equivalent of the RIAA[[note]]who also falsely claim that pirating is a felony, when it is only a misdemeanor[[/note]] did a scare ad with two new arrivals being leered at by two older inmates, one of them commenting that his future bitch has the cuter ass. Yes, the German media industry believes that pirating music and films [[DisproportionateRetribution should be punishable]] [[MoralEventHorizon by rape]] ([[DudeNotFunny or, at least, makes extremely unfunny jokes about this kinda stuff]]). Let's just say the ads were not received favorably...
* There was a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG2eDH3_zyM 7-Up ad]] where the guy was making his pitch in a prison. He drops a can at one point and says "I'm not picking that up." And "that's enough being friends." as the cameraman pulls away while a bearded prisoner puts an arm around him.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/RainbowNishaRokubouNoShichinin'', the prison doctor Sasaki engages in this quite often, and will scheme with the warden to kill off anyone who finds out.
* In one arc of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', Janet Bhai (a.k.a. Greenback Jane from the earlier CarnivalOfKillers arc from the manga) suggests she might make a pass on Rock if Revy didn't care for her always banging Benny's brains out. Revy's reaction is not to make a death threat as would be expected of someone hitting Revy's BerserkButton about Rock in general, but to say [[http://kissmanga.com/Manga/Black-Lagoon/--081?id=282036#8 this]], which sheds some rather unsettling light on Revy's prison experience and makes for a really creepy scene.
* ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'': Implied when Criff and Michelle are imprisoned after the coup in episode 16. While nothing explicit is shown, there are a few lines of suggestive dialogue and it is seen that Michelle is shackled up with her legs spread.
* In the prison arc in ''Manga/{{Basara}}'', it's treated partially as lack of women, but mostly as a simple business transaction about power and dominance.
* Angel Core. A 2 episode hentai OVA. There's this disturbing scene with some militia guys ready to torture and rape two girls they have captive and tied up. One of them takes a knife and gouges out the eye of one of them. In pain she begs them to give it back to her, but the soldier simply smash it with his boot and says "oops!". Not happy with that, one of them suddenly gets the idea of raping her through the empty and still bleeding eye socket. Thankfully, it didn't happen, thanks to the other girl begging for her.
* In ''[[LightNovel/{{Baccano}} Alice In Jails]]'', [[JerkAss Victor]] "comforts" Firo about going to Alcatraz with the knowledge that, what with looking so [[OlderThanTheyLook young]] and [[DudeLooksLikeALady feminine]], he'll probably be quite popular there.
-->'''Victor:''' Well, what if I told you you'd be popular inside? You're pretty enough I wager you'd be a minor celebrity there in a matter of days. Then again, I suppose the warden over there has things locked down tight enough that nothing like that would really happen, so you don't have to worry.
-->'''Firo:''' ...Noah, mind if I kill your boss?
* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'' it's strongly hinted that [[DepravedHomosexual the warden of Devil's Prison]] gets up to this with the inmates. He also [[MuggingTheMonster makes sexual advances on Dante]], who puts him in his place.
* In ''Anime/LegendOfTheBlueWolves'', [[DepravedHomosexual Captain Continental]] ties Jonathan up like a prisoner and rapes him.
* ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'': Pri-Pri Prisoner apparently has a problem with this. Can't hold back with so many handsome evildoers, you see. Or handsome men in general, which is why he imprisoned himself in the first place (breaking out if he needs to fight). If you're good enough and you land in his prison, he'll let you out with just a smooch, thankfully.
* Let's not forget the reference of this in ''Anime/SonicX'' with this infamous line:
-->'''Rouge:''' I hope we share a cell.

* Creator/ChrisRock has a bit in ''Bigger and Blacker'' describing an HBO special about prison life. The interviewer is talking to a drug dealer who makes would-be purchasers "toss his salad." The interviewer asks why: "When a man's sucking your dick, he can pretend it's something else. If he's eatin' ass, he '''knows''' it's ass." Rock goes on to make a few follow-up jokes on the subject of prison rape.
* Yakov Smirnov: 'We have homosexuals in Russia, but none of them gay. Punishment for homosexual in Soviet Russia is ten year locked up in prison with other men ... but there is five year waiting list.'
* Creator/RichardPryor in his stand up comedy movie "Live on the Sunset Strip" talks about filming ''Film/StirCrazy'' with Creator/GeneWilder in a real Arizona state penitentiary. Surrounded by real hardened convicts, Wilder asked Richard, "What do you think they'd do to us if we were here, Rich?" Pryor responded: "'''Fuck us.'''" Wilder protested: "I'm not homosexual!" Richard: "Homosexual ain't got nothin' to do with it! They don't fuck you cuz you like it! They fuck you to see that look on yo' face!"
* Creator/JeffDunham:
-->'''Peanut:''' You'd get your ass sent to jail! And trust me, you would not do good in jail.\\
'''Jeff:''' Why not?\\
'''Peanut:''' (''deep voice'') ''C'mere, puppet boy. Make yer daddy talk.''

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Happens to Wilson Fisk (years before he becomes Comicbook/TheKingpin) in ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher Max]]''. Five guys and 3 weeks in the prison infirmary. That said, it was back when he was just a small-time thug and it was one of the reasons behind his taking a level in bad-ass.
** Once Fisk gets out of jail, he finds the thug's wife and has her gang-raped by the filthiest hobos he can find, taking pictures all the while, which he sends to the thug. Thug goes nuts, kills a guard in his escape, and goes home to find Fisk waiting with a gun. EstablishingCharacterMoment for Fisk. When Frank is in the same jail, [[spoiler:one inmate named Big Jesus is riling up the others to attack Frank (they all chicken out) and eventually gets put in the cell next to him. Then he reveals he did all this to bust Frank out of prison so he'd kill Fisk (Fisk's rapist being Big Jesus' brother).]]
* When Kingpin went to jail in a mainstream ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' arc by Creator/EdBrubaker, [[spoiler:[[GoldfishPoopGang The Enforcers]] are sent into the showers to do him in in a way it seems to invoke this. ...Kingpin beats them up]].
* This has become almost a DeadHorseTrope in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'':
** During the story about the Devil's Confession, there is reference to a young hippie being "buggered eleven times on his first night inside," which prompted his attempted suicide.
** During the ''Son of Man'' StoryArc, John Constantine and Chaz Chandler are pursued by a huge demon called a "fuckpig", supposedly the act of rape given form. John comments that, as the creature is sexually aggressive, massively endowed, and black in color (coal-black, as it happens), this experience could represent prison-rape anxiety. Even though the story was set in London and it's usually U.S. prisons that are depicted as controlled by violent black gangs. He's pretty obviously joking, anyway, as he follows up the comment with "I said it was very Freudian, Chas. I didn't say it actually meant anything."
** In the story arc ''Hard Time'', John is incarcerated in an ''Series/{{Oz}}''-like prison in the DeepSouth where he is sexually menaced by a ScaryBlackMan named Traylor. John later magically causes a rioting mob of prisoners to see Traylor as a Hot Black Chick and gang-bang him (John's a NinetiesAntiHero; he doesn't have to be nice).
* The villain of Comicbook/TheAuthority's "Earth Inferno" story arc is an evil magician who has spent decades in prison, and rather banally says he has been raped by almost every guard in the prison. Once he escapes, he travels back in time and molests one of the heroes as a teenager as part of his battle strategy.
* When ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' ally Joe "Robbie" Robertson gets jailed by the machinations of Tombstone, the hulking inmate Bruiser decides that Robbie will become his "very close friend". In an immediate backpedal[=/=]AuthorsSavingThrow, it's quickly revealed/retconned that Bruiser has only platonic friendship in mind since Robbie [[ReplacementGoldfish reminds him of his brother]], along with hasty denials in the letter column. But that's not what was ''very'" clearly implied in the original scene.
** Spidey villain, third rank villain mind, Tombstone was being pestered by Kangaroo in prison. Tombstone set it up so that Kangaroo got stuck in a wall chasing him. Then three big burly inmates show up, and... yeah.
** Also, when ComicBook/BlackCat was finally arrested and sent to prison, it was not-too-subtly implied the other inates had a "thing" for her.
* Comicbook/ThePunisher had a ''Christmas Special'' backup where the perp he's chasing [[NeverGoingBackToPrison has vowed not to go back to prison]] due to his prior experiences there. Since the Punisher has promised not to kill on Christmas (that year), he drugs the guy and turns him over to the cops, saying "Learn to sleep with one eye open". The Punisher does this ''while dressed as Santa Claus'', just to make it even more disturbing.
** In ''Comicbook/ThePunisher MAX'' series, this nearly happens to [[ActionGirl O'Brien]] after she is sent back to prison, but she fights off her attackers repeatedly. However, they then frame her for murder in revenge.
* Gina experiences the rare DistaffCounterpart in ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'', complete with soap-dropping. She remembers not to bend over to pick it up, but [[WrongGenreSavvy kneeling in a women's prison isn't much better]]. However the inmates who attempted to molest her crash into a large inmate while chasing after her. The pissed off woman proceeds to violently rape all three of them at once.
** though judging by how she acts towards Barbara in the library, it seems clear that ''something'' happened...
* The "don't drop the soap" gag was used in the mini-series ''ComicBook/ArkhamAsylumLivingHell'', where recently incarcerated CorruptCorporateExecutive Warren White finds SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the same shower area as him. The panicked Warren indeed drops the soap... only for the Joker to politely hand it back to him and [[EvenEvilHasStandards chew him out verbally for using stock frauds to take other people's kids' college funds]].
** It's later implied he becomes Two-Face's prison bitch, although they only show him flipping his coin for him while Two-Face recovers from a hand injury. Disturbingly, becoming the bitch of a member of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s RoguesGallery for protection is actually suggested to him ''by a member of the infirmary staff'', who euphemistically refers to it as a "Super Villain Team-Up".
* Killer Moth was apparently the laughing stock in prison for being apprehended by Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}, and implies this happened to him as a result.
** Or at least that's what somebody claiming to be him says. Two pages later, Babs tells him Killer Moth is locked up in Arkham, and looks nothing like him (or even human).
* One of the viewpoint characters in ''ComicBook/OneHundredBullets'' is sent to prison at one point. He promptly rapes and kills his cellmate just to make it clear to the other prisoners what sort of man they're dealing with.
* In ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'', during the space quest arc, the characters are sent to a space prison, one huge alien starts taking an interest in Jack. Jack rhetorically asks what the big guy's deal is, and when Mikaal [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder starts to answer]], interrupts him with "Yeah, I've seen ''Series/{{Oz}}''."
* Combined with MaritalRapeLicense (yes, that trope) in ''ComicBook/{{Persepolis}}'': since it's illegal in fundamentalist Iran to execute virgins, and out of a belief that virgins can't go to hell, a female convict is quickly married off to a member of the SecretPolice and raped by her 'husband' to take her virginity before being executed. Then, to hammer the point home, a pittance of a dowry is sent to her family. This happening to a person they knew, coupled with the fear that it could happen to Marjane, is one of ''many'' reasons Marjane's parents send her to Austria.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Played with in ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', where Opus the penguin is sent to jail for a misinterpreted compliment, with one or more massive hungry prisoners regarding him with adoration...
* Strongly implied in one ''ComicStrip/BetweenTheLines'' strip showing a tooth looking at another one who just dropped his toothpaste in a prison shower.
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' story arc, Dogbert is picked up by the dog catcher and sent to the pound. In the dog pound, he shares a cell with a camp-looking poodle and is seen with a worried look on his face.
-->'''Dogbert:''' So what did you do to get sent here, buddy?\\
'''Poodle:''' Nothing. My owner sent me here. He just didn't think a pit bull should dress like this.
* Almost happens to Dale Arden on one occasion in the old ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' comics, only the attempt is by a prison official rather than a fellow prisoner. While in Mingo City incognito, she and Zarkov get caught up in a mass arrest by Ming's secret police who are searching for Flash, and while they are locked up in prison, Dale is seen in her cell by Hong, the "lord of the dungeon", who then arranges for her to be taken to his office for "questioning". Fortunately Flash, who has staged a prison break-in with a band of rebels, comes to her rescue in the nick of time and disposes of the despicable Hong with his fists.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/NonePiece'': Luffy can't go back to prison, his butthole can't take that kind of abuse!
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'':
** [[PsychopathicManChild Nappa]] claims that this happened to Vegeta.
--->'''Nappa:''' I'm Nappa. And this is Vegeta. He was a prison--\\
'''Vegeta:''' Shut the hell up, Nappa!\\
'''Nappa:''' ...BITCH.\\
'''Vegeta:''' Goddamn it, Nappa!
** Which is referring to the incident on Planet Arlia. Vegeta and Nappa were thrown into prison, and one of their fellow inmates started talking about how he was going to "violate Vegeta and sell him for a cigarette". [[StuffBlowingUp Vegeta would have none of that.]]
* ''WebVideo/FinalFantasyVIIMachinabridged'' had Tifa threaten Cloud into remaining onboard with [=AVALANCHE=] with the implication that if he doesn't (remember: he helped blow up Mako Reactor No.1), he'll be hauled off to jail and cohabilitate with "four dudes". Whatever you may think of the threat, [[spoiler:Cloud rips into Tifa over it eight episodes later]].
* Subverted in ''WebAnimation/MegaManDiesAtTheEnd'', when [[spoiler:Dr. Wily]] begs not to be taken back to prison because of the things that go on in the showers... namely, the soap there dehydrates his skin. DoubleSubversion when he mentions being raped immediately afterwards.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' fanfic ''Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak'' takes place almost entirely in a prison. Sexual assault and rape happens to lots of characters. It is written graphically and dramatically.
* Many fans of ''Film/KissKissBangBang'' assume main character Harry Lockhart was raped in prison. In-fic, it is sometimes this that keeps Harry/Perry from happening.
* In ''{{VideoGame/Jak II|Renegade}}'', it's assumed that Erol raped Jak during the two year TimeSkip in the opening cutscene to the point of being Fanon. Presumably to top off two years of torture and experimentation made explicit in the video game itself.
* Common in the output of the ''Film/StarTrek XI'' KinkMeme. Sometimes played for kink, sometimes played for serious drama. There's a handful that have it happening to resident [[BreakTheCutie Cutie]] Chekov, generally by Nero and company.
** Also happens a lot in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' fanfics featuring Tom Paris.
* ''FanFic/NobodyDies'' gives Iruel, the Computer Virus Angel, much more screen time and is [[AscendedExtra Promoted to Complete Monster]]. Instead of being deleted, he gets locked into Magi-00, [[spoiler:which is where the Ree live]]. More specifically, he's locked into a computer program. The name of said program? "Prison Shower." All of the fans on the message board agreed that it was fitting.
** ''Hee~eey.''
* At ''FanFic/AlvanAnTheChipmunks3TheSecondSqueakuel'', villain Ian Hawk ([[SexualKarma who raped and tortured one of the Chipettes earlier in the story]]) ends up in prison and meets his cellmate: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Big Bubba]], who asks him if he wants to be "the husband or the wife". Ian ends up spending the rest of his life as "Big Bubba's Bitch"... until ''FanFic/ModurnWarfare3TheDeadRise'', where Big Bubba decapitates and [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty eats him]] after a ZombieApocalypse.
* In ''Fanfic/AllYouNeedIsLove'', it is [[NoodleIncident frequently implied]] [[BlackComedyRape that L did this to Light during his incarceration.]]
* John Gage is framed for drug smuggling while in Mexico and jailed in the ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' fic "[[http://audreys-efanfic.freeservers.com/the%20prisoner.html The Prisoner]]'', and gets this more than he cares to remember.
* According to Amoridere and as stated in ''The Warden's Lover'' (an NSFW sidestory from her perspective), Yukari had endured this at the warden's hands, during the events of [[Fanfic/Gensokyo20XX Gensokyo 20XXII]].
* Done repeatedly to the bully Todd Iainuzzi in the ''[[WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead Beavis And Butt-Head]]'' fanfiction "Deep Metal" after he gets on the bad side of Harry Sachz, who's a very big man with a very short fuse.
* The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/ThatsWhyTheyCallItThePresent That's Why They Call It the Present]]'' has this happen off-screen to [[spoiler:Tai Lung while he was in Chor-Gom. Considering Vachir was voiced by [[ScaryBlackMan Michael Clarke Duncan]], with all that implies, it was a rather unfortunate development]]. The fact this implies homosexuality on the part of the rapists, and that it isn't clear which part (the act, or their orientation) is being disapproved of by the other characters, mars an otherwise excellent story. The author later clarified her disapproval of ''rape'', not homosexuality. (As well she might, since she is also the author of quite a few {{Slash Fic}}s.)
** This is in fact something of a FandomSpecificPlot when it comes to [[spoiler:Tai Lung's time in prison]], whether as a means of eliciting sympathy for the victim or a form of LaserGuidedKarma.[[note]]This [[http://cameronmetrejean.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/the-tai-lung-theory/?relatedposts_hit=1&relatedposts_origin=86&relatedposts_position=1 theory]] has been posited by more than just fanfic writers, and the evidence, while not conclusive, is certainly suggestive.[[/note]] One of the few fics to explicitly go out of its way to avert this, ''Fanfic/ADifferentLesson'', still uses every other form of ColdBloodedTorture imaginable. [[TropesAreNotBad It can be done well]], with both this fic and "Present" handling the topic and the general {{Prison}} tropes sensitively, realistically, and with the proper gravitas and respect, but the prevalence of them in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' stories is...rather uncomfortable.
* Referenced in ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', at the end of the commentary special with Kaiba and Joey.
--> '''Kaiba:''' That's it--get off my property, mutt!
--> '''Joey:''' Or what--you're gonna sic your Blue-Eyes White Dragon on me? "Oh, no, a big scary holographic monster's gonna eat me! Oh, whatever will I do?"
--> '''Kaiba:''' No, I'll just have you arrested. And you know what happens to cute blonds in the Big House...

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Subtly referenced]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55gmAtakjJ4#t=1m30s the trailer]] for ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''.
-->'''Humpty Alexander Dumpty:''' You got any idea what they do to eggs in prison? I'll tell you this. It ain't [[{{Pun}} over easy.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the original ''Film/RoboCop1987'', the villain Emil expresses his relief that nobody "popped" his "cherry" while he was in prison for a brief time.
* ''Film/RuthlessPeople''. Barbara taunts captor Ken with it.
-->'''Barbara:''' (''whistles'') Nice butt. That's what they'll say.\\
'''Ken:''' I beg your pardon?\\
'''Barbara:''' Nice butt. That's what they'll say on your first day, in the men's club.\\
'''Ken:''' The men's club?\\
'''Barbara:''' Mmm. The San Quentin Country Club. With a cute little rear end like that, you'll be the belle of the ball. Your dance card'll be filled every day. You'll be so popular, making all kinds of new, close friends. Big, ''ugly, '''hairy friends'''''! Not that you'll ever see what they look like, 'cause you'll be facing the other way.\\
'''Ken:''' You're very good at this. You should write children's books.
* Similarly, the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'' has the JerkJock, who liked to "screw girls in a very uncomfortable place", have the same thing happen to him.
** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint But he didn't]] [[RunningGag get sent to the back of a Volkswagen]].
* ''Film/OfficeSpace'' famously used this as the protagonists' primary motivation to hide their crime. To clarify, the place they'd rather stay out of is "federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison".
** "Hey Peter man, watch your cornhole in there!"
* ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'': At one point, [[spoiler:the warden]] threatens to throw Andy in with the "perverts and the sodomites".
** Andy is actually a victim of prison rape earlier on, before the warden found his use for the former accountant for dubious accounting purposes and put him with a tamer population (along with his chief rapist being [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutally beaten]] to warn off the rest).
* In ''Film/TheRock'', Creator/SeanConnery's character jokes that fighting the rogue soldier on Alcatraz is better than his regular day "reading philosophy and avoiding gang rape in the washroom."
** Though this is apparently less of a problem, in recent times. "I musht be looshing my shex appeal."
* This actually happens to [[Creator/NormMacDonald Norm [=MacDonald=]]]'s character (the main character) in ''Film/DirtyWork''. After a short scene of him discussing what happens to guys in prison with his friend, they show him walk from off screen, buttoning his pants, and talking about how disgusting and rude his fellow inmates are.
-->'''Mitch''': You fellas have a lot of growing up to do, I'll tell you that. Ridiculous. Completely ridiculous. Can you believe these characters? Way out of line. Way out of line. Have a good mind to go to the warden about this. You know what hurts the most is the... the lack of respect. You know? That's what hurts the most. Except for the... Except for the other thing. That hurts the most. But the lack of respect hurts the second most.
* Subverted in ''Film/LetsGoToPrison'', where ScaryBlackMan Barry actually woos Nelson with toilet-made Merlot and a romantic environment in his cell. They eventually become life partners.
* TheDragon in ''Film/RoadHouse'' taunts Dalton during their big fight by revealing to him that "I used to fuck guys like you in prison!" Then Dalton rips his throat out.
* This is the most memorable plot point in the 1978 movie ''Film/MidnightExpress'', which is about an American who tries to smuggle drugs out of Turkey and winds up in a truly brutal prison. The horrors of American "kids" being brutalized in foreign prisons in various ways became a common trope in news stories for decades after this movie came out. Ironically, ''American'' prisons have developed such a reputation for brutality over the years that foreign travelers are warned about ''them''. And so the circle of life continues.
* The Creator/StevenSeagal movie ''Film/FireDownBelow'' ends with Seagal disabling the main bad guy with one shot instead of killing him because he wants the bad guy to meet the "new friend" who is going to share his cell in prison. Given Seagal's general description of the "new friend" in question, one can make a pretty good guess about what's in store for the villain once he arrives...
* Seagal pretty much says the same thing in ''Film/HardToKill''. But then no one ever accused Steven Seagal movies of an overabundance of originality.
* ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' has a truly ironic and distressing part focusing on this.
* Creator/EdwardNorton's character in ''Film/TwentyFifthHour'' is so worried about this that he spends the movie trying to convince his best friend to beat his face before he goes to prison. He hopes that arriving looking dangerous will save him.
* ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' features a brutal prison rape scene involving Ashton Kutcher's character and the Aryan Brotherhood. [[spoiler:He gives them a GroinAttack, as it was a ploy to get back a diary that he needed to continue his time travels.]]
* A little Joey Lawrence movie called ''Tequila Body Shots'' gives this as the consequence of landing in Mexican prison. Fortunately, or unfortunately if you prefer, Joey Lawrence does not end up in Mexican prison. Joey's love interest's psycho ex-boyfriend, however...
* Happens in ''Film/{{Scum}}'', which takes place in a borstal. The greenhouse rape scene is horrific.
* In ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'', Ted (Creator/BenStiller) was falsely accused of murder (which was actually done by an escaped mental patient). Before he was released, we see a large inmate lying next to Ted in bed, which implied that he was raped.
** The movie does not imply he was raped as much as he was ''about'' to be raped when the policemen interrupted.
* Referenced in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', when Nice Guy Eddie described a white inmate, who upon being released from prison, was talking like a black man (though Tarantino being Tarantino, "black man" wasn't [[NWordPrivileges the term Eddie used]]) because "all that black semen been shooting up his butt, backed up into his brain and coming out of his mouth."
* In a BlackComedyRape example, one of the ''Film/{{Fletch}}'' movies sees the title character in a prison cell with a big guy whose name, when Fletch asks, is apparently "Ben Dover".
** Well, he was telling Fletch to bend over; Fletch chose to misunderstand him. Fletch's lawyer turns up before anything happens.
* In ''The Ten'', the story for "thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" is a BlackComedyRape take on this.
-->"I can't look at you without fantasizing about shoving you up against a wall in the laundry room, and punching you in the mouth... And then raping you. Without your consent, of course." "That's what makes it rape, right?" "That's what makes it rape."
* In ''Puff, Puff, Pass'', one of the protagonists keeps being shocked that everyone else but him takes it for granted that Andy Dufresne was raped off-screen in ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. (Granted, in the original novella, he was.)
* The MadeForTVMovie ''The Rape of Richard Beck'' about the eponymous police officer who doesn't have a whole lot of sympathy for female rape victims until an escaped prisoner who overpowers him does something, and, well, you can guess what happens from the title of the movie. A bit of BlackComedy occurs when a rape counselor comes to see him, who, of course, is a woman...
* ''Sleepers''. The entire movie is hinged on this, made even more terrible by the fact that the brutalized parties are underage boys and the perpetrators are guards. At juvenile prison (apparently TruthInTelevision -- see the bottom of the page).
* Referenced in the Creator/JoePesci classic, ''Film/MyCousinVinny'', in the scene when the accused first meet their new lawyer. No rape actually occurs, but they clearly enjoy keeping the joke alive.
* One of many reasons why Richard and Justin (particularly Justin) don't want to get caught in ''Film/MurderByNumbers''. [[spoiler:Particularly disturbing when the CruelTwistEnding ''does'' implicitly result in Justin going to prison, ''alone'' and without his [[HoYay more domineering best friend]] there for support. FridgeLogic renders this even more unpleasant, as Justin's actor is the baby-faced and somewhat short Michael Pitt.]]
** The plot of ''Jailbait'' (not to be confused with the [[Film/{{Jailbait}} Ed Wood film]] or the 2014 film starring Sara Malakul Lane) centers on another Michael Pitt character, Randy, getting raped in prison by his cellmate.
* ''Film/AmericanMe'' has at least two scenes portraying prison rape, including an especially disturbing one where the main character keeps flashing back to his rape while having consensual intercourse with his girlfriend and turns violent. One of those prison rape scenes was technically a Juvenile Hall rape scene. Thanks to DawsonCasting, though, the actors involved were over 18.
* The following exchange from ''Film/InsideMan'':
-->'''Dalton Russell''': A week from now I'll be sucking on pina coladas in a hot tub with six girls named Jennifer and Tina.
-->'''Det. Keith Frazier''': A week from now you're going to be in a prison shower with two guys named Jack and Jose, and that thing you're sucking on? It's not a pina colada.
* ''Murphy's Law'' (1986). Charles Bronson [[WeNeedADistraction starts a fight]] with the female car thief he's handcuffed to by implying she'll enjoy her upcoming prison sentence. "The first time, the dykes will have to hold you down, but soon [[GirlsLove you'll get to like it]]."
* ''Film/TheSiege''. Subverted. When the FBI protagonist (played by Creator/DenzelWashington) arrests the female CIA agent (Annette Benning), he half-jokingly threatens her with Rikers Island and the dykes there if she doesn't co-operate. Annette just licks her lips and goes "Mmmmmmmm."
* ''The New Guy'' has Luther explain to Dizzy the parallels between prison and high school. "Bad food; high fences; the sex you want, you ain't getting; the sex you're getting, you don't want."
* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcp5GAvYN3k ending]] of ''Film/KinjiteForbiddenSubjects'', where Duke, the main bad guy of the movie, is HoistByHisOwnPetard following his imprisonment for his sexual crimes against children.
--> '''Crowe:''' Now that's justice.
* In the WhereAreTheyNow ending of National Lampoon's ''Film/AnimalHouse'', it says that Greg Marmalard became a Nixon White House aide and was "raped in prison in 1974".
* Referenced in the Creator/SandraBullock movie ''Film/TwentyEightDays'': Jasper reassures his girlfriend that rehab is a preferable alternative to prison because, "You never hear about anyone getting raped by a plunger in rehab."
* Used way too hilariously in the third ''Film/TheNakedGun'' movie. Drebin has infiltrated a prison, and a big scary prisoner throws a bar of soap in the shower and tells him to pick it up. Drebin does... but not before he's had metal underpants appear seemingly from nowhere.
* Drives the plot of the prison drama ''Fortune and Men's Eyes''.
* Frequently referenced in ''Film/HalfBaked''; the main characters need to raise money to bail their friend out of jail, because his "butthole is in constant jeopardy".
* Strangely absent from ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''. While it is vaguely referenced as something that happens to "blond-haired, blue-eyed queers in the yard", sexual acts seem to be largely consensual in the prison. Giving someone a blowjob in exchange for favors seems to be "your choice," and the only sex that is shown is between Steven and Phillip, who are very obviously gay and in love.
* In the wild-west ZombieApocalypse film ''Film/UndeadOrAlive'', prison rape is threatened by Cletus when he informs Luke and Cletus that they're going to be horse-whipped after being arrested by Sheriff Claypool.
-->'''Cletus:''' They'll leave you hangin' on the rail. You ain't even gonna know who it is comin' up behind you to take a [[UnusualEuphemism dig at your dirt-mine]]. But don't worry, when it's my turn I'll be sure to whisper somethin' real sweet...\\
'''Elmer:''' (''sighing'') This day is turning out terrible!
* In ''Film/RockNRolla'', Handsome Bob has just confessed his romantic feelings towards One Two on the eve of a possible five years in prison.
-->'''Handsome Bob:''' It's fine, it's fine. Five years, you know, I don't know if I can handle it.\\
'''One Two:''' I don't know what I was thinking, Bob. I mean, there's nothing wrong with being a poof or being a gay, or whatever it is you call it, I don't know. I mean, there's gonna be plenty of your lot in there. You'll probably love it.
* In the 2003 movie ''Film/InHell'', minor character Billy gets subjected to this every night as soon as he arrives at the prison. It's definitely NOT played for laughs, and in fact the first time it happens it's pure NightmareFuel.
* ''The Experiment''. But come on, [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday you could]] [[TransparentCloset tell]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mfXGemJryo#t=0m17s Implied]] in ''Film/StrangeBrew'':
-->'''Doug:''' Those big cons are gonna love you, eh?\\
'''Bob:''' What do you mean?\\
'''Doug:''': You're a cute little guy. They're gonna be lovin' you from dawn until dusk, eh?\\
'''Bob:''' Where are you gonna be?\\
'''Doug:''' I'll be in the cafeteria, selling smokes.
* The 1978 documentary ''Scared Straight!'' shows some youth offenders being talked to by long-term prisoners telling them how bad prison is, trying to scare them straight. One of the topics is prison rape.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'':
** A female example - one of the reasons [[spoiler:Talia Al-Ghul]] became so messed up was because [[spoiler:she saw her mother captured and raped to death by a group of prisoners who escaped their cells, began a riot, and broke into Talia and her mother's own cell.]]
** Also implied to be the reason a police officer is initially worried about keeping Selene Kyle in the men's prison. It's subverted when she's shown breaking the hand of a prisoner making lewd comments at her, which is used by another officer to indicate that she can handle herself just fine.
* [[BlackComedyRape Played for laughs]] in ''Film/WalkingTall2004'', as Chris and Ray joke that this is the villain's probable fate.
-->'''Ray:''' I bet he's blowing on somebody's dice right now.
* The hero learns Kung Fu from a scary old mentor deliberately to avoid this in ''Big Stan''.
* In ''Film/AndJusticeForAll'', this is what drives [[MiscarriageOfJustice wrongly convicted]] Jeff over the edge.
* In ''Film/MinorityReport'', Anderton entrusts the surgery for his eyes (to avoid detection) to a back alley surgeon. Just before going under anesthesia, the surgeon reveals that Anderton had put him in prison. He mentions spending time in the library to avoid this trope, but couldn't avoid the showers forever.
* ''Film/DeathWarrant'': When Burke first enters his own cell, his bunk mate threatens to rape him. The muscular Burke, unimpressed, quickly shows him who's boss by beating him up. [[EasilyForgiven They become buddies afterwards]].
* This happens to [[spoiler:Jimmy]] in ''Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical'' when he is sent to prison for [[spoiler:killing Mary]]. Like everything else in the [[BlackComedy movie]], this is PlayedForLaughs and [[DrugsAreBad blamed on marijuana]].
* Almost happens to Moses (Adam Sandler) in ''Film/{{Bulletproof}}'' while placed in a holding cell with a large punk who takes an uncomfortable interest in him (with Sandler pleading while struggling, "Hey, man, don't do what I think you're gonna do, 'cause neither of us is gonna enjoy it."). Fortunately for Moses, he is whisked away by a cop with a deal, which he accepts.
* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', while incarcerated at the Kyln, Peter Quill is molested by a large blue inmate who gloats about what he plans to do to the "new meat." Groot and Rocket quickly step in to place Quill under their protection by publicly and painfully taking out his would-be rapist.
* ''Film/{{Cyberjack}}'': Mentioned as a throwaway line by Nassim when he's trying to figure out Nick's identity.
-->'''Nassim:''' Nick James... Nick... Nick... I used to fuck a guy in prison called Nick. No wait, that was Nick Jones.
* ''Film/ScaryMovie'': When Cindy apologizes to Bobby in the school cafeteria for getting him locked up overnight because she believed him to be the killer, a big burly prisoner walks into frame and thanks Bobby for the "company".

* Implied in this ScareEmStraight joke against drug abuse: Two psychologists are running a bet who can keep more juvenile drug offenders out of trouble. So, P#1 is having them dudes for a stern talk, and success, 10% less repeated offenders who were in his program. P#2: "So how did you do it?" "Well, I simply drew two circles, one big, one small, and pointed to the big circle: 'This is your brain BEFORE you took drugs...'" "Meh. Can do better." And P#2 is giving them *his* talk. Whoa! 90% stay clean forever! P#1 is dumbfounded. "How did *you* do it?" "Well, I simply drew two circles, one big, one small, and pointed to the small circle: 'This is your asshole BEFORE you went to prison...'"

* A woman is in a prison shower, when a massive ButchLesbian comes up to her and asks "With or without spit?" The woman figures that whatever is about to happen to her, it'll hurt less with a lubricant, says "with." The other woman then yells across the shower "Hey, Spit! This girl wants a threesome!"

* ''The Pope of Greenwich Village''; Faced with prison, the character Paulie complains "I ain't a big, tough guy. I go to jail and some big, militant nigger's gonna grab me in the showers and stuff it up my ass." (Paulie's choice of words, not ours!)
* The ''Literature/{{Illuminatus}}'' trilogy. The appearance of Harry Coin is greeted with "It's safe to assume that anyone you meet in prison is a homosexual" and sure enough, Harry wants to bugger his new cellmate before they've even been introduced. Of course, like much of the books, this whole scene is subverted, [[DoubleSubversion double-subverted]], and [[ZigZaggingTrope triple-subverted]] not long after.
* A standard element to make horror stories more horrific yet. In Creator/StephenKing's novella ''Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,'' the narrator muses over the topic of prison gangrape, admitting that it had happened to him, observing that it happens to the story's protagonist Andy Dufresne, and making it sound like it happens to nearly everyone in Shawshank prison.
* Discussed in King's ''Literature/TheStand'' as to the reason why Trash Can Man's mother and stepfather (the sheriff) couldn't send him to juvenile hall for his arson activities without leaving with a "size eleven asshole".
* A particularly nasty version of prison rape plays a significant part in the brilliant and repulsive short story ''I Am Infinite, I Contain Multitudes'', by Douglas Clegg.
* In the Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Storming Heaven'', the male terrorist villain Henri Cazaux was arrested by U.S. soldiers on a base in Belgium as a teenager and repeatedly raped by them over two days. Needless to say, this provides him with plenty of motivation to hate the United States and also decide he will never be caught alive.
* The most horrifying instance of rape in the ''Literature/{{Outlander}}'' series (occurring in the first book, nonetheless, set in the mid-18th century) takes place in prison but is not precisely prison rape, more of a version of the ScarpiaUltimatum where both parties are male. Claire, the female love interest (from the 1940s -- it's a long story) is... about as disturbed as one would expect, as the rape comes at the hands of a particularly sadistic villain. The same villain is implied to have been doing so for some time now to his other captives, at least one of whom commits suicide after.
** Oh yeah, and said villain is distantly related to -- and looks exactly like -- Clare's first husband.
* ''Literature/AClockworkOrange'' has a few references to this -- the teenage VillainProtagonist Alex makes offhand mentions to several cellmates in prison early on fighting over who gets to have him, which probably wouldn't have ended well. Later, Alex leads the fatal attack on a new sexually abusive cellmate.
* In the earlier chapters of ''Literature/APrisonerOfBirth'', set in, well, prison, gang rape is referenced as the usual fate for gay prisoners... usually followed by being ripped limb from limb. One gay character we meet is only spared from this because good barbers are difficult to come by. [[spoiler:And one of the guys the main character gets his revenge on for falsely incriminating him -- a slightly CampGay soap opera actor -- implicitly has prison rape to look forward to as part of his karmic comeuppance.]]
* Used by Creator/MercedesLackey in one of her ''Burning Wheels'' titles, where the stepfather had spent years abusing his stepdaughter, giving her multiple personality syndrome as a defense mechanism. Once the elves caught him, he was placed in an extra-dimensional space, with something large which began using the same lines he'd used, just before the scene cut away.
* In the first ''Literature/JackReacher'' novel, Reacher winds up in the worst part of a prison along with a yuppie named Hubble. This trope was subverted when Reacher nearly kills the leader of a gang in his cell, as well as several Aryans in the showers.
* A Joseph Wambaugh short story had a cop constantly worrying that his crazy partner's "unorthodox" style of law enforcement would get them both sent to prison, where he, the sane one, was certain he'd be repeatedly raped. His anxiety about this, and his over-the-top references to how stretched-out he expected his anus to get, were played for laughs.
* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'': Not exactly prison, but the orderlies at the Pendleton insane asylum love to give patients showers. They always check the patient's temperature at the same time they shower the patient, and they go down to [[BattleaxeNurse Miss Ratched]] beforehand to get a rectal thermometer and a bottle of Vaseline. She admonishes them to use the minimum amount of Vaseline necessary, but they take the whole bottle inside with them, and they turn up the water pressure till the noise makes it impossible to hear anything that's going on inside...
* Happened to Sean Miller in the book (but not the movie) version of ''Literature/PatriotGames''.
* A rather dark joke (of the "blink and you'll miss it" variety) in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', as Vimes tries to talk Lady Sybil out of making him wear a formal "duke outfit" that includes red tights to an important function: "Duke's a military title, dear. No soldier would ever wear tights to a battlefield. Not if he thought there was any chance of him being taken prisoner, anyway."
** Not at all played for humour in ''{{Discworld/Snuff}}'', when Vimes tells a character he'd much rather be in the police cells than the [[HellholePrison Tanty]], because if he goes down on his knees, it'll only be to pray.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/BridgetJones: The Edge of Reason'', where Bridget is imprisoned in Thailand for unwittingly smuggling drugs and is groped/molested by other women in her cell. She ends up having to bribe them to leave her alone by giving them her Wonderbra, but consoles herself by thinking she is safe because at least she still has underpants.
* The Creator/DanielleSteel novel "Malice" nearly plays out a female version of this. The protagonist is in jail for having murdered her sexually abusive father (nobody believed her, thanks to [[VillainWithGoodPublicity his pillar of the community standing]]). A group of violent prisoners take her from her cell and are very close to assaulting her when she's rescued by her cellmate.
* An example with women is PlayedForLaughs in ''Literature/AConfederacyOfDunces''. After [[spoiler:Lana Lee is arrested on a charge of distributing pornography]], she ends up sharing a cell with [[spoiler:[[ButchLesbian Betty, Frieda, and Liz]] -- arrested for assault]]. It's heavily implied that, being pretty good-looking, [[spoiler:Lana]] doesn't last very long before [[spoiler:the three lesbians]] go after her.
* Another example with women: in Creator/SidneySheldon's ''If Tomorrow Comes'', [[spoiler:Tracy Whitney gets gang-raped by her three cellmates [[http://readanybooks.net/thrillers/Sheldon09/16985.html the first night]] and loses her baby as a result]].
* It's unclear whether or not Angel ever did suffer prison rape in the Literature/CharlieParkerSeries, but the threat of it at least almost drove him to suicide, and led to Parker (an NYPD detective at the time) arranging to have the prisoner threatening him killed.
* In the Archer Mayor novel ''Chat'', the rape of Andy Griffis while he was in prison was part of what eventually [[DrivenToSuicide drove him to suicide]], and what's even worse is that he only wound up in jail because he was talked by his father into taking the fall for his scumbag older brother Dan for a robbery Dan committed, out of a belief that since Andy was the WhiteSheep of his family, they would go easy on him, only to wind up in front of a judge who threw the book at him. No one in the story treats the rape as anything less than a horrific act of violence.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Many instances, realistically portrayed and very disturbing.
** Rather perversely, many of the rapes perpetrated on this show are said to be against cast and crew that show up late to work.
*** An ''SNL'' skit features Jerry Seinfeld going to Oz in a parody of both that show and his own. In a version of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'''s "The Contest'' episode, Jerry makes a bet with O'Reilly, Schillinger, and Augustus on who can go the longest without committing male rape. They all lose, including Jerry!
* ''Series/PrisonBreak'' tends to suggest it more than actually give raping scenes, but it's obvious Fox River has lots of this instances.
** This is what happens to Tweener. Initally stalked by T-Bag (his previous bitch having committed suicide), until Michael puts a stop to it. Then later on, Captain Bellick threatens to have him "up for sale" to any prisoner looking for a "bitch" if he doesn't snitch on Michael. Tweener's snitching proves fruitless, so Bellick puts him in a cell with the sex criminal Avocado who immediately rapes him.
** The teenage boy who T-Bag received as a 'gift' from his Aryan brothers. T-Bag raped the boy repeatedly until he committed suicide.
** It's implied that Bellick is raped in his first day in a Panamanian prison. Karma is a bitch.
** It doesn't actually happen to Michael (well at least as far as we know), but T-Bag repeatedly threatens to rape him throughout the series.
* ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'' explicitly shows two characters being raped in prison. The first is Big Otto in season 5 at the hands of his guards, thanks to Lee Toric's attentions; the second is [[spoiler:Juice Ortiz]] in season 7 — twice, [[spoiler:once by Tully and once as a gang-rape by the minions of the mob boss he had just killed]]. His acceptance is the worst part.
* In one episode of ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Berta (the family's housekeeper) brings Prudence, her sixteen-year-old granddaughter, to Charlie's house so she can keep an eye on her while she works. At one point, Prudence flirts with Charlie but Charlie, obviously fearing this trope, immediately backs off:
-->'''Charlie:''' I'm sorry Prudence. I mean you're very nice and pretty, but in prison, '''so am I'''.
** Also mentioned in the episode written by the CSI writers. An investigator implies this will happen to Charlie if he gets sent to prison. He says he will try to prevent it by taping his butt closed. The investigator tells him that never helps. Charlie then has an ImagineSpot of himself getting raped in prison.
-->'''Rapist:''' I love it when it's gift-wrapped.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'':
-->'''Rick:''' Mike! You bastard! I can't go to prison! I'm too pretty! I'll be raped!
** Spared from being BlackComedyRape because it's so clearly Rick's unjustified belief that he's good-looking that's being poked fun at.
** "Oh, no! I killed a hippy. I'll go to prison, and be raped in the shower by Mr Big, who's in with the wardens."
* Averted in ''Series/{{Porridge}}'', where, while sexual tensions and possible assaults are touched upon, they are not dwelt upon, and the main homosexual character, Lukewarm, is a harmless PetHomosexual.
** PrisonRape is much rarer in the UK penal system -- that's not to say it doesn't happen, but there's a lot less of it about. At least partially because the gang culture in UK prisons is less pronounced.
* In the third season of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', George Bluth complains about being under house arrest with his wife (after having spent most of the first two seasons incarcerated):
--> "In prison I just had to lie there and take it. Here, I have to lie there and ''give'' it."
** In the same episode, George gives a speech to troubled youth about life in prison in order to scare them straight (i.e. off of drugs or gangs or whatever), but ends up describing prison rape to a group of gay youth who are expecting to be scared straight (i.e. into becoming heterosexuals). Needless to say, they are excited by the prospect of sweaty groping in the dark by buff men.
** It's also made fun of when Lindsay visits her father in prison during a previous season and he's explaining why he wants her to stop coming:
---> '''George Sr.:''' I'm paying thousands of dollars in Krugerrands.\\
'''Lindsay: '''What?\\
'''George Sr.: '''Gold Krugerrands. Your mother snuck them in here, stuffed them in energy bar wrappers to keep me from getting strangled in the shower or worse.\\
'''Lindsay:''' Stabbed?\\
'''George Sr.:''' In a way.
** In one first season episode, George Michael is revealed to have watched an episode of ''Series/{{Oz}}'' as a small child (having confused it for ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''), and is terrified of visiting his grandfather in prison as a result.
* The penultimate episode in Series 2 of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' has DCI Gene Hunt, now a murder suspect, complain to Sam Tyler, his DI, "You're not the one who's going to have to knit himself a new arsehole after 25 years of aggressive male affection in prison showers!"
** In #2.5, Gene Hunt says "I hope he's sharing the cell with a nice big smiley bloke called Honeysuckle."
* ''Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere'' had the pair going to prison and Paddy constantly worried about getting "bummed" while saying that Max has nothing to worry about. Despite Paddy's previous... encounter during an earlier episode, nothing of the sort happens, but in their attempts to seem like tough guys to make people keep their hands off them they attack the flamboyant Pepe, "girlfriend" of Raymond the Bastard who essentially owns that wing of the prison. It is largely implied that if Max and Paddy do not agree to Raymond's terms, rape shall be their punishment. Luckily the pair are bailed out before it comes to that.
* In an episode of ''Series/WithoutATrace'', Jack Malone essentially threatens a crippled boy with being sent to prison and resultant PrisonRape unless he tells him where he's put the missing person of the week.
* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', the cast is sent to prison, largely because of the backstabbing of Rimmer. In the first non-flashback set in the prison, Lister dumps a vial of the "sexual magnetism virus" on Rimmer, and the episode ends as [[DoubleStandardRapeMaleOnMale all the inmates start groping him]].
** At the start of the ''Back In the Red'' saga, Rimmer shows his credentials on his re-introduction.
-->'''Lister:''' (ref. to his sentence) Two years without sex...\\
'''Rimmer:''' You hope.
* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' is truly all over the place with rape; one of the running gags in the ''first season'', when one of the {{Arc}}s is Veronica trying to find out who raped her, is mocking someone who's heading to adult prison with a pronouncement of "Community soap."
* In the ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' episode "The Message", a corrupt Alliance cop by the name of Womack intimidates a post official, one of Mal's friends, into betraying him using graphic threats of prison rape.
-->'''Lt. Womack:''' ''You are an ugly-looking little quim, you know that? So you have to be asking yourself, ugly as you are, how repulsive-looking the guy that's gonna make you his little woman is gonna be. Hmm? I mean, prison is a lonely place. You sure as a hundred moons ain't gonna be pitching.''
* This happens to Chato in the NBC miniseries ''Kingpin''. Unusually, he's actually raped by the ''guards''.
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
** An episode of entitled "Fallacy" deals with a pre-operative transgender fighting not to be sent to prison because she fears the men there will rape her. She's sent to jail and ends up in critical care by the end of the episode, having been brutally gang raped by the other inmates - and destined to keep suffering through this for the rest of her sentence. Oddly, at no point does anyone but her seem to realize that she presents a ''ridiculously'' large target for this.
** In the generally so-bad-it's-good "Wildlife" episode, Stabler and Fin intimidate a rapper named "Gots Money" by rolling a pair of dice, implying that if he goes to prison his cellmate will do the same and then rape him a number of times corresponding to the dice roll.
--->'''Stabler''': Looky here! I [[Funny/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit "gots"]] an eleven!
** A similar episode had a prison rape victim driven to be a serial rapist, going around in his van, snatching men off the street, and raping them. Like the above example, the interviewed a group of lifers who owned "her."
** A recent episode sees the return of a date rapist who upon being caught, Elliot and Olivia bragged about how he was going to end up a prison bitch that gets passed around. Although they were mostly trying to scare him, the prisoners really do end up using him just like Olivia and Elliot say they would, resulting in him believing they deliberately set him up. Understandably, he's pissed.
** An earlier episode, "Taken", had a man raped and killed in prison after he was falsely accused of raping a 17-year-old girl by a family of con artists. To make matters worse Cragen had made a joke about it earlier in the episode saying that "if there is any karma, Ramsay won't be doing much sitting down in Riker's." Hearing the guy plead to JustForFun/JohnMunch earlier in the episode was heartbreaking, and at the end, he seemed to be the only one in the cast to consider the possibility the guy was innocent until the con artist contested that he was just a patsy.
** While not actually a prison, a minor was raped while in a mental health facility when his defense convinced the court that his rape of his teacher was caused by some sort of faulty brain set up. The kid's rapist then excused himself of the crime by claiming to have the exact same thing. Unlike most cases, however, something was actually done about it, though it was most likely due to the fact that the kid was still legally a minor.
** There was one episode where they had a teen suspect. Currently in the precinct's holding cell was a man arrested for molesting boys who was only too happy to play along with Stabler when he threatened the boy with leaving the two of them alone together, even though they would have been in full view of other officers.
* ''Series/LawAndOrder'':
** Although it's rarely a plot point in the flagship show, this is a favorite taunt or threat for the detectives (and sometimes even the prosecutors) to bring up when interrogating a particularly nasty, annoying, smug, stubborn, or otherwise unlikeable suspect / defendant.
** From season 5's "Performance" (about a points-for-sex club that might have led to a rape)
---> '''[=McCoy=]''': How many points do you think you'll be worth in prison?
** An episode involved a kid who received prison for some incredibly minor crime, but was so traumatized by the repeated gang rapes that he came out a killer. As is common in such cases, when [=McCoy=] goes to interview the Aryan Brotherhood lifers that abused him, they refer to the victim as "she."
** And in another episode where the defendant reveals that a prison guard had turned her into his SexSlave and that she had him killed because she couldn't put up with it anymore.
* Alluded to on ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'', as Matt and Ronnie gang up on a reluctant witness who won't reveal where the perp that they're looking for is hiding out:
--> '''Matt''': Have you ever been in a prison, Kyle? ''(turns to Ronnie)'' Who's that bloke we nicked, Ron? Big fella doing ten years for armed robbery in Ashbridge. ''(turns back to Kyle)'' Eats nice young boys like you for breakfast.\\
'''Ronnie''': Oh, no, he don't eat them, Matt, he---\\
'''Matt''': Yes, Ron, I think we got the picture.
* ''Series/GeneralHospital'' once had young Micheal Corinthos reveal he was raped when he was in prison temporarily. The show treated it very seriously in a similar manner to the way it previously handled the traumatic rape of female characters like Liz Webber. The storyline was lauded by several critics as powerful particularly since Michael was a [[TangledFamilyTree legacy]] [[BigScrewedUpFamily character]] the shows fans had watched grow up.
** Liz herself, when confronting her attacker, taunted him about going to prison, "and maybe then, ''you'll'' learn something about rape."
* The ''GH'' example is the most explicit, but it has actually been referred to on several [[SoapOpera soap operas]] without it actually occurring:
** ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', a cellmate made several lewd advances to the wrongly jailed Nick, who was released before anything could happen.
*** While imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit (ironic, given the many despicable things he DID do), Kevin was beaten up by his fellow inmates. While he wasn't raped, there was still an air of DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything about the whole sequence.
** ''Series/OneLifeToLive'', when Powell, Todd, and Zach, were sent to prison for gang-raping Marty Saybrooke, ringleader Todd taunted Powell, who had turned them in, with the likelihood that this would happen to him (it didn't).
** ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful: While in a mental hospital for her various crimes, Sheila gets beaten up by two other prisoners. Their [[ButchLesbian unpleasant appearance]] and [[PsychoLesbian demeanor]], plus the way Sheila acts afterwards--taking a ShowerOfAngst--are clearly meant to imply that they sexually assaulted her as well. Even if not, the whole sequence still gives off a DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything vibe.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' only alluded to it in "Folsom Prison Blues" -- Dean gets a taunt when they arrive, he makes a joke and acts like it was directed at Sam.
* Shown in the British series ''The Governor''. Like ''Series/{{Oz}}'', it is realistically portrayed and very disturbing.
* ''Series/NipTuck'' managed to take the jackpot without even showing anything. All it took was two words - "anal retread." That's the type of operation a former inmate blackmails a surgeon into performing on him for free. The patient claims what happened to him wasn't gay - it was about surrendering. During the operation, the surgeon doesn't forget to turn on "How Deep Is Your Love" and mention how loose his patient's anus is.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Fox Mulder uses this as an interrogation technique in "Terma": “You want to know about anarchy? You don’t tell me where that other bomb is and I’ll make sure you spend your prison time on your bigoted hands and knees putting a big smile on some convict’s face.”
** A rare female example in (the highly flippant and self-parodic) episode "Bad Blood": Mulder tries to convince Scully she might be a co-defendant, and to stick with his story that the man he stabbed in the chest was a vampire.
-->''"Prison, Scully. Your cellmate's nickname is gonna be Large Marge. She's gonna read a lotta Gertrude Stein..."''
** In another self-parodic episode, "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''," Mulder explicitly threatens a seemingly-uncooperative rape suspect with rape in prison.
** Probably unsurprisingly, there’s at least one comment about this made in reference to Langly of the Lone Gunmen. Byers, Frohike and Langly, before they truly became the Gunmen, have been put in jail in connection with a break-in and shootout at a warehouse. Frohike, needling Langly, says: “You know, with that long blonde hair, you’ll be the first one in here that gets traded for cigarettes. I’m gonna be laughing my ass off.”
* Mentioned in the Canadian comedy show ''Just for Laughs'', in a sketch about Canadian-American relations:
--> "We're bigger, and we're on top. If we were in prison, they'd be our bitch!"
** Spoken by Rick Mercer, referencing a similar rant on ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes''.
* Alluded to in an episode of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' in which Ned is arrested on suspicion of murder.
--> Emerson: This might be a sweeping generalization but I don't think an attractive man who bakes pies for a living should spend any amount of time in prison.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Phoebe quells an argument between Rachel and Monica by grabbing their ears and forcing them both to their knees. She then comments that if they were in prison, Monica and Rachel would be her bitches.
** Also referenced when a tailor molests Chandler, and Joey says that's how you're measured for trousers and Ross replies: "Yeah in ''prison!''"
** Also implied when Phoebe thinks they're all going to end up in prison and wishes relatively effeminate Chandler, 'good luck', He looks freaked out, and you can see both [[{{ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend}} Monica]] automatically moving closer to him and Joey reassuringly patting him on the shoulder.
* Mentioned several times in ''Series/TheWire''. At one point a young character freaks out, because he's heard that there's a gang war going on at Juvie and "guys are getting raped!"
** When Omar is [[spoiler:framed for a murder]] and briefly incarcerated in season four, he comes under immediate attack from most of the other inmates on the basis of having robbed many of them before, being homosexual, and having a five-figure bounty on his head. When one of them tries to stab him, he manages to disarm him and, before returning the favor, [[TakeThatKiss kisses his ear]] and tells him, "It's a shame we didn't have more time together; we could have made us a couple of babies." Apart from serving to terrify the man, this is possibly a callback to season one, where Stinkum reports that when Bird jailed with Omar, he had a "whole stable of boys" at his beck and call.
* A rare female example in ''Series/{{Weeds}}'', when an imprisoned Celia complains that her cellmate wants her to be her "special friend."
* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. The crew of Pegasus gang-rape their Cylon prisoner Gina, initially in an attempt to break her resistance to interrogation and later [[SexSlave just because they like it]]. The same thing nearly happens (does happen, in the extended version) to Athena until Helo and Tyrol intervene.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles declares that his bone structure is too fine for him to go to prison.
** In another, upon finding out that the boy who bullied him as a child ("He used to call me "Shorts In The Shower" boy!") is in prison, Niles smugly sips his coffee and queries, "Well, who's wearing shorts in the shower now?"
* Although not explicitly rape, ''Series/BadGirls'' has a scene of decrotching where a new girl has drugs forcibly removed from aforementioned place by other inmates.
* In one episode of ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation'' Nick tried to set a stoner kid straight by putting him a holding room with a lot of large, hardened criminals and noting how "popular" he'll be in prison. The criminals were more than happy to play along.
* Averting this trope is subtly implied to be why Horatio (''Series/CSIMiami'') stopped off at a barbershop on his way to turn in a teenage prisoner, so the youth [[spoiler:(who's his illegitimate son)]] can have his long hair shaved back to an un-girlish crewcut.
* British sketch comedy series ''Swingers'' featured the 'gay men enjoy prison' version, played for laughs: one ongoing storyline features a British man locked up in a foreign country who has obviously been enjoying whatever's been going on with his attractive young Latin cellmate. In fact, he's having so much fun he confesses to the crime he's been falsely accused of and to several ''other'' crimes...which comes back to bite him in the ass, as he learns soon after that his cellmate's violent older brother is being transferred to the same prison and is planning to do unpleasant things to the man who's been 'corrupting' his brother.
* On an episode of ''Series/{{Reno 911}}'' Deputy Junior tells a very detailed and graphic story to a horrified group of kids visiting the jail about a Mormon kid being brutally gang raped in one of the cells.
-->''[[BlatantLies "Uh... " you know, "He was fucked to death before we got here."]]''
* ''Series/TheITCrowd:''
-->'''Moss:''' I can't go to jail, Roy! They'll rape the flip out of me!
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Lois laughingly speculates that a young quarterback is making up his story of not remembering committing a crime because he wants to avoid "playing 'tight end'" for the local penitentiary.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "I Only Have Eyes For You". Buffy is ''pissed'' about a jock who murdered his girlfriend, and rather than forgiving him like she is told will lift the curse cites he deserves "sixty years of breaking rocks and making special friends with Roscoe the weightlifter."
** Buffy likes this one. In "Earshot" she was about to suggest this as [[ButtMonkey Jonathan's]] fate if he were to commit mass murder, and in "Who Are You" she ([[FreakyFridayFlip well Faith]]) says there'll be some Big Bertha to give her attention in prison. "Chaos Bleeds" has Faith say she had to ward off prison rape when she chose to pay her debt to society.
** Katrina's last words (apart from "get off me!") in "Dead Things" are "I'm gonna make sure you get locked up for this, then we'll see how ''you'' like getting raped!".
** And when in prison Johnathan and Andrew discuss the possibility of this happening to them. They're stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place, as the other option (before the Scoobies help them escape) involves Willow killing them.
** In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off, Team Angel have to break into a vault to steal a magical artifact and Fred comments, "We're still working on a plan, but so far, it involves being sent to prison and becoming somebody's bitch." Used as a BrickJoke when Fred later whimpers, "Please, let my cellmate be gentle."
* Threatened on ''Series/LasVegas'' to the point of it being a RunningGag.
* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. A woman asks Vinnie how he survived 18 months in a federal pen -- Vinnie claims he "married the toughest guy there and he fought off all the others". Hilariously averted when corrupt media mogul Winston Newquay is locked in a cell, and a ScaryBlackMan twice his size crawls out from under the bunk and starts to take off his shirt...only to start auditioning himself to Newquay with an air-guitar rendition of "Soul Man". The episode ends on them singing a duet.
* A recurring skit on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' "Scared Straight" Keenan Thompson (often joined by the Host of the Week) talks to some teens about the dangers of going to prison, most of which involves prison rape.
** One of the "Roxbury Brothers" skits had the titular characters getting thrown in prison after basically assaulting a woman at a dance club--surrounding her and bouncing her back and forth between them (this is a repeated occurrence in these sketches) Two of the brothers are taken out of the cell while the remaining one is surrounded by the other prisoners, who proceed to toss him around just as he and his brothers did the woman. It's played for laughs, of course, but it's pretty obvious what this represents.
* In the Creator/{{NBC}} made-for-tv movie ''Born Innocent'', Linda Blair plays a fourteen-year-old runaway who, while in a girl's detention center, is gang-raped in the shower with a plunger handle. On screen. In 1974.
* In one ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' scenes from a hat skit, they got "bad songs to sing in prison."
-->'''Wayne''': (Broadway style) "Whose the slightly effeminate one? That's me!" \\
'''Brad''': (funk style) "Who dropped the soap?... Who dropped the soap?"
* This is alluded to in ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' (of all places). When Dorothy and Stan are threatened with legal action from the IRS (it was Stan's fault) and he is worried about going to prison, Dorothy angrily tells him. "I ''want'' you to go to prison, Stan. And I hope a six-foot tall, bald convict named 'Bubba' choses you as his girlfriend!" In another episode, after Miles reveal to Rose that he used to be an accountant for a mobster, he reveals that he turned state's evidence in order to avoid going to prison, and presumably, dealing with this trope.
* Comes up once in a blue moon as an interrogation technique in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', most often delivered by Morgan who (due to his [[RapeAsBackstory backstory]]) has no problem telling child molesters exactly what the general population does to their kind.
** Also joked about in an early episode:
-->'''Reid:''' Is this legal?
-->'''Garcia:''' No. We'll both go to prison and you'll be somebody's bitch.
-->'''Reid:''' ...Really?
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' has this be attempted once (possibly twice in the past) in "Tainted Lady". Surprisingly, it's subverted (police officer on prisoner). Sheriff Hays had locked up Ellen, a woman 10+ years younger than him and a woman accused of theft and murder, and tried to rape her both when she was in her late teens and again in her 30's-40's.
* An episode of ''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' has an 18 year old boy sent to Riker's Island penitentiary on a minor charge who ends up getting raped there. His parents sue the city.
* On ''Series/{{ER}}'', a prisoner is brought into the hospital, having been injured in a fight. It soon becomes obvious, via the location of his injuries, that he was raped.
** Played for laughs in an episode where Carter is arrested. His ScaryBlackMan cellmate approaches him, undoing his pants, declaring, "I've got something for you" Carter screams in panic. . .and the guy reveals a sore on his leg that's been bothering him--Carter had mentioned that he was a doctor.
* Walter White's lawyer Saul on ''Series/BreakingBad'' has a line about how a young man in prison will "get his rectum resized YAY big", with a hand signal for a cylindrical hole.
** When Walt at one point toys with the idea of having Jesse Pinkman arrested for some minor offence to get him off the streets Saul reacts with a hesitant: "I don't know, [[PrettyBoy Pinkman]] in prison? I'm picturing it...", and Walt quickly amends he meant a juvenile detention center.
* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'': Subverted in the 5th season. Gillian, now in an insane asylum, promises the very butch female ward (who is staring at her naked) "what she wants" in exchange for a favor. The ward gets her alone... then we find out that "what she wants" is actually some of Gillian's sexy dresses from before she was incarcerated.
* In the third season of the French crime drama ''Series/{{Braquo}}'', [[AssholeVictim Prosecutor Vanderbeck]] implies that he was subject to what he calls "these inconveniences", adding that he thought his old age should have protected him. [[spoiler: He uses this as a bargaining chip with Roxanne: he's ready to give her information about Vogel's sister if she transfers him in a privileged district.]]
* In an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', Reese is sent to prison as part of a Scared Straight program, and singled out by [[VideoGames/GearsOfWar Cole Train]] to recieve a lecture on life in prison, beginning with "Let me tell you, cupcakes, what your first day of being here will be like" and ending with "And don't expect no flowers afterwards."
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'': The titular character walks into an interrogation room and tells the prisoner "If you don't tell me what I want to know, I'm going to put the word out that you like guys with big---". It cuts to the outside of the room at that point and we never hear what word he used, but the preceding words and the guy's reaction make it obvious what he was getting at.
** Also, when Alex is imprisoned. A sleazy defendant who she was prosecuting taunts her father and Walker about her "learning new skills" while in jail. The men's reaction is precisely what you'd expect from a woman's father and boyfriend. She is in fact attacked at one point, and while not a rape, the scene does give off this vibe
* ''Series/StrongMedicine'': After Lu is raped, her friend Peter tries to comfort her and claims to know how she feels. Lu angrily tells him, "Unless you've spent some serious time in the joint, I don't think so!"
* Averted in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when Sheldon Cooper - a character who might otherwise be thought to be vulnerable - is briefly imprisoned. Thrown into a holding cell, he is appraised by the other inmates in a way that he is oblivious to and which might not augur well if played for drama. Instead, Sheldon glares at the big, hard, tough looking con in the place nearest the door and says "You're in my spot". Figuring he's in the presence of a ''real'' maniac psycho who is throwing down a challenge, the tough-looking con surrenders the spot. Sheldon is unmolested.
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'':
** Subverted, as sex between inmates seen on the show is consensual. Discussed during "Bora Bora Bora" when the guards and inmates giving the tour pretend it's common, and also when Alex plays with Pennsatucky's fears of this.
** This is played for laughs when several of the prisoners are participating in a scared straight program, trying to frighten a group of adolescent delinquents into better behavior by telling them terrifying stories about life in prison. When protagonist Piper Chapman just happens to walk in on the group while on her way to use the bathroom, the other prisoners, trying to scare a particularly hardened delinquent, threaten to leave her with Chapman, describing her as a notorious lesbian rapist. It's funny because their description is so at odds with Chapman's real personality, and real reputation.
** There's also an episode in which Vause threatens to do this to Pennsatucky, although, from the way Vause phrases it, she makes it seem as though the real threat is that Pennsatucky, who has, shall we say, [[HeteronormativeCrusader old-fashioned attitudes toward homosexuality]], will enjoy it so much that [[RapeAndSwitch she will turn gay]].
** It's also subverted with Daya and Bennett. Their relationship is portrayed as entirely consensual, even though legally it's considered rape since an inmate can't consent to sex with a CO. This is why even though Daya seduced Mendez, he ended up in prison for rape.
** On the other hand, Mendez routinely trades drugs for sex, and attempts to pressure Sophia into this in exchange for hormones when the doctors cut her prescription off. Morello is terrified of him for this exact reason, and Diaz takes advantage of the popular opinion of Mendez to seduce him and then claim he raped her to cover up her pregnancy.
** In season 3 [[spoiler: Pensatucky is raped by Coates in the prison van]].
* What happens to Porfirio Cisneros at the end of the Mexican telenovela ''Infames''.
* A very important plot point is Andrés' rape in prison in the Argentinian TV show ''Historias de sexo de gente común''.
* In ''Series/ArthurAndGeorge'', a fairly loose adaption of Julian Barnes' historical novel ''Literature/ArthurAndGeorge'', there's a plotpoint of Arthur (Creator/ArthurConanDoyle) witnessing the supposedly harmless and wrongfully convicted [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Edalji George Eldalji]] meeting with a (fictional) dangerous criminal who was the inspiration for [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Moriarty]]. When confronted, George discusses how he was subjected to sexual abuse by the guards in the form of what was called a "dry bath" (essentially a cavity search) and when he attempted to fight back, was thrown down a flight of stairs. The other inmate (the dangerous criminal) witnessed this and used his influence to get the guards to leave Edalji alone. Doyle questions with a raised eyebrow what the other inmate expected in return, and Edalji reveals that he [[NeverLearnedToRead started teaching the guy to read]] and has continued to do so now that both are out of prison.
* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'' the new second in command of a prison ship is caught trying to intimidate Jenna, a female prisoner, into sex. He's told to "be discrete".
* Prior to the start of the ''Series/StreetJustice'' series, main character Grady spent several years in prison, where he had to fight off numerous attackers during his incarceration. It's how he developed his fighting ability which he later utilizes during the series' run.
--> '''Adam:''' ''(having just seen Grady beat up some thugs)'' That prison must've had some martial arts program.
--> '''Grady:''' Actually, the instructors weren't so hot, but they did know how to motivate a guy.
--> '''Adam:''' Yeah, like how?
--> '''Grady:''' Nightly showers.
* Hinted at in ''Series/TheRedGreenShow''. During one round of the Possum Lodge Word Game, Red has to get former convict Mike Hammer to say the word "slip". With time running out, he offers the hint that it's something people are afraid will happen to them in the shower. Mike asks "At home or in prison?".

* On the "tasteless joke" front, the last track on Music/TheOffspring's ''Splinter'' album is "When You're In Prison," a guide to avoiding prison rape in the form of a '40s-style ballad. Complete with cheerful chorus of female voices at the end.
* Similarly, the song "Date Rape" by Sublime tells a story of a man who rapes a girl he meets in a bar, goes to jail, and is in turn raped himself, in a sort of poetic justice. The singer says in the end that he can't really find it in himself to feel sorry for him [[AssholeVictim after what he did.]] For bonus points the music video casts porn star Ron Jeremy as both the judge and the prison rapist.
* ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow'' song "Prison Bitch", which is rendered hideously funny by its spot-on mimicry of a doo-wop love ballad -- if you've heard another such song, ever, in your life, you can perfectly predict the melody -- [[LyricalDissonance contrasted with the horrid content of the lyrics]]: "You're not like all the others, too bad they had to die!"
** Tom also has an annoying habit (among many) of working a prison sodomy crack into nearly every crime news story.
* Music/MyChemicalRomance have a song called "You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison." It's pretty self-explanatory.
** Don't buy the version with the [[CarefulWithThatAxe screaming]] at the end. It's... understandably creepy.
*** The screaming isn't that bad, but that laugh... it's disturbing.
*** The version from the Life On the Murder Scene EP has Gerard starting the song off by explaining it as being the story of a "beautiful boy who done went to jail". Just in case there was any hint of doubt.
** Apparently the title is a reference to the aforementioned ''25th Hour''.
* Music/BowlingForSoup's video of "The Bitch Song" involves the band being sent to prison, with all that that and the song title implies (the song itself, however, is about the singer's girlfriend).
* In the song "[[{{Music/Blink182}} I Won't be Home for Christmas]]," the narrator is sent to prison and molested if not outright raped.
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s 1992 song "Captive Honour" tells the story of an arrogant protagonist who is sent to prison and...well...finds out for himself that he's not as tough as he thought he was.
--> "Inside the big house his nightmare unfolds\\
Before he got there, his manpussy was sold\\
Black blanket welcome, this tough guy's now a bitch\\
Praying for death, it can't be worse than this."
* Music/{{Nirvana}}'s "Rape Me." The singer in this case is playing a victim of everyday non-prison rape, but the "I'm not the only one" line is directed at her attacker; he'll get his when he gets to jail. Or maybe Hell.
* Rich Hall's character, Otis Lee Crenshaw (a country and western singing former convict), begins one of his songs with the intro "Y'know, prison rape has always gotten kinda a bad name." (the song is called "He almost looks like you.")
* On the Music/FrankZappa album ''Joe's Garage'', the protagonist Joe is "plooked" in prison during the song "Keep it Greasey." "Dong Work for Yuda," the preceding song, sings of Joe's rapist's [[BiggerIsBetterInBed generous gifts in the genitals department]], just so the audience knows how awful Joe's going to have it.
* The Music/{{Tool}} song "Prison Sex" is a subversion. You'd think the subject is about this, given the title, but WordOfGod is it's about child abuse (more specifically how being abused as a child makes the viewpoint character take it out on someone else in turn) and the "prison" is metaphorical.
* Used as a throwaway joke in one of the Music/{{Gorillaz}} interviews, as they discuss [[{{Jerkass}} Murdoc's]] jail time in Mexico.
--> '''Murdoc:''' "Ugh, prison food. I don't think I'll eat another burrito the rest of my life."
--> '''2D''': "Yeah, but you had your share of [[DoubleEntendre Mexican sausage]], eh Muds?"
--> '''Murdoc''': "Oh shaddup you little [[CurseCutShort fu-]]"
* Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message" contains a rather serious take on the subject, referring to a man who goes to prison, then becomes an "undercover fag" with his manhood being taken. Finally, the man commits suicide.
* The Music/BloodhoundGang's "I Hope You Die" describes how the subject of the song will hopefully go to prison for (accidental) vehicular homicide, and be put in the same cell as someone called Bowling Ball Bag Bob:
-->What happens next is all a blur / But you remember that "fist" can be a verb.\\
And when you finally regain consciousness / You're bound and gagged in a wedding dress.\\
And the prison guard looks the other way / 'Cause he's the guy you flipped the bird the other day.
* Music/SlickRick's "The Moment I Feared" plays this for BlackComedy. [[spoiler: after at least a good two days worth of a HumiliationConga, Rick gets busted for both drug and murder charges, and is explicitly gang raped at the end of the song:]]
--> [[spoiler: ''This was the moment I feared...]]
--> [[spoiler: "Turn around nigga (HAHAHAHA) Spread your cheeks"]]
--> [[spoiler: This was the moment I feared...]]

[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* [[OopNorth Northern English]] musical comedian Creator/MikeHarding references this possibility in his ''Strangeways Hotel'' monologue and song about Manchester's fearsome prison.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* A recent editorial in the Los Angeles Times criticizing the use of BlackComedyRape (particularly PrisonRape) mentioned a board game called "Don't Drop the Soap!" in which the players are prisoners, and the one who bends over to pick up dropped soap is at risk of getting raped.

* Creator/DavidMamet:
** A ScaryBlackMan (who else) and the titular AntiHero of ''Theatre/{{Edmond}}''.
** Referenced in ''Theatre/SpeedThePlow'' which features a movie pitch made by one of the characters for a prison-set action film that involves the threat of this. ''Also by a ScaryBlackMan''.
* Subverted in "A Gulag Mouse", where Anastasia is forced by the other inmates into "visiting the guard shack" to trade sex for food, but it is eventually revealed that [[spoiler:she kills the guard and steals his gun to make an escape attempt instead.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[NearRapeExperience Almost occurs]] in ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' during Vyse's second entry (i.e. imprisonment) in the [[StoneWall Grand Fortress]]; Aika is harassed and about to be raped by the admiral [[TheCasanova Vigoro]]; thankfully Vyse and Gilder show up in time. The implications of rape were heavily toned down in the English localization of the game.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' had a reference to it.
-->'''Umberto Robina:''' You have proved yourself, man. You got big cojones.
-->'''Tommy Vercetti:''' Well thank you, Umberto. Nobody's said that to me since I left jail.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
** When C.J.'s brother Sweet, who gets thrown in prison following [[spoiler:Smoke and Ryder's betrayal]]. Mike Toreno threatens to give Sweet a new cellmate tonight named "Horse Cock Harry" give them a big tube of lube. Tenpenny suggests that Sweet could end up on a Ballas' cellblock "getting in touch with his feminine side" if C.J. doesn't follow orders.
** The game also has another example with O.G. Loc, a petty criminal whose first order of business after getting out of prison is finding the guy who raped him and killing him, with Carl's assistance. This
** Early when Sweet calls Carl, Sweet talks about other inmates attempting to "jump him."
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' protagonist Niko Bellic mentions during a conversation that while he did spend time in Eastern European prisons, the whole prison bitch thing is a specifically American feature of incarcerated life. Which... probably isn't entirely accurate, at least not in Russia. In fact, it might very well be universal, as it's pretty much Older Than anything you care to name.
** Also, earlier in the game (more specifically, during the "The Master and The Molotov" mission), Mikhail Faustin says that he protected Dimitri Rascalov from being raped in prison.
--> '''Mikhail Faustin''': You think Dimitri would have survived prison without me? He'd just be some prison queen, had I not been there. Meat for some gym monkey!
* The would-have-been UsefulNotes/{{Gizmondo}} KillerApp ''Colors'', a WideOpenSandbox GTA-clone, presented prison rape as an option after the player gets arrested: To get out, the player can pay anywhere between $20,000 and $7,000, or just let the fat, bearded inmate sodomize him so that you'll be sent to the infirmary where he can escape.
* There are rumors that a GTA-style Judge Mathis game is in production where the player will get to experience the joy of prison rape. See [[http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/694665/Judge-Mathis-Making-Game-Featuring-Prison-Rape.html this page]].
* It's never explicitly mentioned in ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'', although there was a minor {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing when an inmate tells Torque "You don't know what you're missing!" There was also another NPC who reveals that he's gay after you find the corpse of an inmate he was looking for, and there's a bloody bar of soap in the bathroom.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', if you wander into the Citadel bar Men's restroom, female ex-convict Jack will talk about a time she was jumped in the prison restroom and gang-raped. She hunted them down and killed them all afterwards.
** Earlier one of the inmates at the prison you bust Jack out of talks about the other prisoners "they'll take everything, your smokes, your clothes, your... pride. I haven't showered in months."
* In ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}} Stranger's Wrath'', Looten Duke does not want to share a jail cell with Blisterz Booty again, because he has "dignity"
* Referred to in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' - if you visit the NCR Correctional Facility with StraightGay companion Arcade Gannon, the (former) inmates mention they used to trade men like him.
* After you rescue Oleg in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', Pierce comments that the last time a giant naked man offered to help him, it didn't end well.
** Earlier on when Shaundi asks "Are you trying to get us all jail time?" To which Josh Birk freaks out citing "I don't wanna be somebody's bitch!"
** A more subtle one in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', where one of the whiteboards for in the prison guard's staff room says "Don't drop the soap."
* In ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'', Alice threatens Bumby with this: "In prison, some half-wit bruiser will make you his sweetheart!"
* Someone tries this on Vito in ''VideoGame/MafiaII''. Vito responds by (justifiably) beating the crap out of him.
* In ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', Hoxton mentions this offhand as the crew are breaking him out of prison. According to him, Thursdays are particularly dangerous.
--> '''Hoxton''': [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two words: fucking Kinky Night.]]
* In ''VideoGame/DarkElfHistoria'', failing certain quests results in Fraylia being framed for major crimes and sent to prison. One of the first things she endures is being thrown in lockup with a bunch of male inmates, with precisely the results you'd expect, and a cursory look around the prison dorms shows that she's not the only one getting this treatment.
* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': [[spoiler:Threatened in the prison chapter, but things do not end well for those who threatened it.]]
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', Millhouse Manastorm mentions that his time imprisoned in Tempest Keep taught him two very important lessons: survival, and how to hold your soap.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LuckyDog1'' if the player fails to break out of prison in Giulio's route, this is the bad ending. Giulio and Luchino are transferred to separate prisons, Bernardo is murdered and Ivan leaves for another gang -- making the CR:5 powerless/broken in the prison, leaving Gian absolutely helpless and he gets taken as a sex toy by the rival gang.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* One of Raimi's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Awesome Moments]] in ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'' Chapter 19, Act 3: he threatens Mars with sending fake child pornography to the FBI from Mars' e-mail account, saying he'll smile at thinking of what the prison boys are gonna do to that scumbag...
* ''WebAnimation/NapsterBad'': In the original Flash short, [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]] warns the viewers that sharing illegal MP3 files will get you locked up in jail and gang-raped.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/UmlautHouse'' once displayed the reason Rick was [[http://maskedretriever.com/uh/d/20040102.html paroled. Forcibly.]]
-->'''Rick:''' Oh dear! I have dropped the soap, and shall have to bend far, far, over to pick it back up again!
* Not shown, but discussed in [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/101 this]] and [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/103 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' strip.
* In [[http://www.ugmadness.net/index.php?date=2004-11-08 this strip]] of the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' webcomic ''Webcomic/UGMadness'', Dominic ends up in jail and his cellmate makes him...play ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''. Which, to the characters of the comic, is probably [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment just as bad as rape]].
* Kevin Lee of ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'' in [[http://www.sexylosers.com/138.html this strip.]] He is very gay and also a bit of a masochist so the other prisoners decide not to rape him after all.
* Kharisma in a female example in [[http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp12052006.shtml this]] ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive''. It's only implied, and that vaguely, but many still rejoiced in seeing her punished in any way.
** The comic's other AssholeVictim, Mike, has a close call when arrested, sharing a cell with a hulking brute who dribbles for a BeatPanel before declaring him "purty". Aubrey says that if she posts his bail, she'll "own his ass". Mike replies "At least you won't move in."
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': Played for laughs in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2003/02/01/episode-244-technical-jargon/ this]] episode
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Marten is [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1187 too pretty to go to prison.]]
* In a ''Webcomic/VGCats'' [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=117 strip]] we have the creators of ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' going on trial because it is assumed that they were partaking in the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs use of illegal substances while making the game]]. Leo, the judge, is playing his game in excitement before realizing that the term 'roll a Katamari' can sound a ''lot'' like a slang term for doing drugs, which leads to this dialogue:
-->'''Leo:''' ''Ooooh''...'Roll a Katamari'. Heh, that's pretty clever.
-->'''The Prince:''' So can I go home now?
-->'''Leo:''' No, no, no. It's soap on a rope for you.
*In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Thog states he's "too pretty for jail." Also the gem, "nale tell thog, don't drop soap."
* In ''Webcomic/LeastICouldDo'' it was a running gag [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20030404 here]],[[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20030407 here]], and [[http://leasticoulddo.com/comic/20030409 here]]
* Played for laughs in [[http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20050410&mode=classic this]] ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': When Gary is afraid that Yuki will turn him in for accidentally molesting her, he says to Dillon: "Just remember me fondly as I get butt-raped daily in jail."
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': Just the [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-09-01 threat]] of prison sex is enough to spur Squigley into escaping prison single-handedly.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-24 This]] is why Lil'E will not risk committing murder.
* [[http://www.stringtheorycomic.com/comics/chapter-three/page-five-2/ Narrowly avoided]] in ''Webcomic/StringTheory'', to Schtein's relief.
* Spoof war-story-in-pictures ''WebComic/BumrapeIsland'' ''began'' as a craggy-jawed epic about a lone Australian soldier's escape from a sadistic Japanese prison camp. After selective editing with a ballpoint pen and tippex, it became an unforgettable account of one plucky Aussie's escape from a lot of camp Japanese with a yen for anal rape.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The video ''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/77937 Big Gay Bubba]]'', in which the titular Bubba sings about raping his fellow inmates.
* Used as a threat in ''Literature/DeadWest'', as the narrator and his [[DudeLooksLikeALady friend]] were mistaken as spies. The sheriff says if they fess up, he might let the "lady" spend the night at his house; if they don't, he will chain up Gervas in a solitary cell and put the Porcelain Doctor together with the other prisoners. Gervas understands the threat, but the Porcelain Doctor is oblivious, and declines the offer. Averted with the fact that after he had been put together with the murderers, he easily fought them off, and Gervas breaks out of his own cell to pluck his friend out of trouble. Then they decide to stay in prison after all (breaking out would be a crime), so they leave the beaten guys in their relocked cell, and return to Gervas' slightly better one. They are still sleeping there when the real sheriff returns.
* Nicely implied at the start of WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's review of ''Film/JamesAndTheGiantPeach''. He's just come out of jail for a below-average LetsPlay, his usual jacket and tie are missing, he can't look anyone in the eye, and every insult leaves him reacting like he's been slapped.
* In ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'', Oancitizen happily jokes about prison rape in several videos (such as his video for ''Pinocchio''), which is significant because [[DoubleStandard he repeatedly voices his disdain for other rape jokes]] and other DudeNotFunny subjects.
* In WebVideo/YourChonny's ''Series/JudgeJudy'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvCEtRvOazA#t=46s parody]] after the Plaintiff constantly interrupt the judge:
-->'''Judge:''' Quiet! Or I'll put you in contempt!\\
'''Plaintiff:''' What's contempt?\\
'''Judge:''' I don't know... But I'll make sure you get raped!
* ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'':
** In this web-published novel series, Mike makes this comment regarding Farraday being released from jail:
--->'''Mike:''' For one thing, I bet his asshole's hanging a little looser.
** Also referenced to by Simon when he tries to persuade Jeremy to hand back the Morning Star to him:
--->'''Simon:''' Probably you'll be fending off all the large sweaty men who want you to call them 'daddy.' Put it down! Now!
* A simple story about getting a functioning [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber]] in the mail somehow leads to promises of brutal vengeance: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRINErZzyTA "I'm gonna make sure you guys get locked up in a *raping* jail!"]]
* A RunningGag with the WebVideo/SomeOrdinaryGamers Deep Web Exploration series, which advises viewers not to do anything illegal over the deep web unless they want to become Bubba's new cell-mate.
* Featured in the disclaimer on certain kinds of [[NotSafeForWork NSFW]] original fiction on the 'net: ''Anyone acting out such scenarios in "real life" can look forward to many unproductive years getting it up the butt by a fellow convict in their local prison.''
* During the ''WebVideo/GameGrumps''' playthrough of ''Videogame/SonicBoom'':
-->'''Danny:''' '''[quoting from the game]''' "Let's see what a thousand years in prison will do to you!" '''[normal conversation]''' I dunno... Bet there's a lot of buttsex. '''[{{Beat}}]''' '''[as the game character]''' "Thousand years of buttsex!"

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'': Implied as common during the ScareEmStraight tour of a prison in the 1984 episode "Busted." (Many of the inmates at the prison make graphic comments about wanting to get it on with the Fat Albert gang.)
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'':
** Mojo Jojo is implied to experience this when he is sent to prison. He is looked at by an inmate with a creepy smile (implied sexually, although this is more a kind of double meaning) by the ending of "Cootie Gras". Not to mention the Narrator commenting, "Love is in the air, can you just smell it?"
** A similar scene happens to Mojo in "Monkey See Doggy Two", only as Mojo is turned into a dog and sent to the pound, with another dog.

** To Mojo again in the 10th anniversary/final episode special "Powerpuff Girls Rule!" had one last shout-out to this running gag, as a fellow prisoner embraces Mojo much to Mojo's dismay. [[Radar/ThePowerpuffGirls Wow.]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko's car is placed in impound. Rocko's car calls Rocko from the impound. Another car comes up behind Rocko's car. It then cuts to Rocko who hears prison rape noises over the phone. Then when Rocko goes down to bail out his car, the guard mentions that the other vehicles call him "Fancy Fenders."
** And it may have been called back in a later episode. Rocko's car dies, and as the soul floats upward, "HIV" is spelled out on the wall in the background. Possible what he died of, and having caught it during his rape in prison.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''. After having a meltdown on the set of his show while reviewing the atrocious ''Ghost Chasers 3'', which included indecent exposure and telling L.A street gangs to go murder the studio executives, Jay is sent to jail for 30 days, where it's implied this happens to him with his burly cellmate. It's then subverted when it turns out the prisoner is the most considerate relationship Jay's ever had (it's never revealed wether or not the prisoner actually raped him or not).
--> '''Prisoner''': I got you some popcorn, extra butter, just the way you like it.
--> '''Jay''': You know ,this is the best relationship I've ever had!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Tom [=DuBois=] is shown to suffer an extreme (and irrational) phobia of going to prison and getting raped there; this stems from [[FreudianExcuse watching a prison movie with a graphic rape scene when he was a little kid]], which partly explains why he's such a straight-laced, law-abiding citizen (and also a prosecutor who ironically, has presumably sent other men to the fate he fears so much). On the downside, his wife Sarah is (sexually) frustrated by all of his constant anxiety.
** In "A Date with the Health Inspector" and "A Date with the Booty Warrior", Tom winds up seeing the inside of a jail twice (in the former episode, he was wrongly detained and questioned by the police for a crime he didn't commit; and in the latter one, he was chaperoning several boys on a ScareEmStraight field trip to a local prison). And in both instances, he worries about the possibility of almost getting anally raped (the latter time was justified, because ''there really was'' a rapist who was out to get him). But thankfully, he comes out of both misadventures with his ass intact.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** Subverted in the {{pilot}}, when Peter is sent to jail for fraud, he says on his first day: "[[SlipperySoap All of the rumors about dropping the soap are true!]]" He then goes on to say: "You can't hold onto that thing to save your life. It was slipping all over the place." This is of course followed by two prisoners pointing and laughing at Peter for his inability to hang onto the soap.
** Subverted again in "One If by Clam, Two If by Sea"; after being framed for arson of a British pub, many of the inmates are commenting that they intend to rape Peter. Peter, however, is taking all of the comments as compliments, appearing to be completely unaware of their intent, until he says, "they are going to be bummed to know I'm not gay but everyone is so nice here".
** Played for laughs in "Airport '07", where Peter mentions that he's so happy Quagmire got his job as a pilot back that he doesn't even mind that he got raped in federal prison, where he was sent for hijacking a plane.
** Subverted in "Fast Times At Buddy Cianci Jr. High", when Lois worries about Chris being sent to prison because she's seen ''Series/{{Oz}}'' and knows what goes on in prison showers. [[FlashbackTwist Cut]] to a scene of prisoners happily singing a parody of "The Wonderful Land of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Oz]]" while soaping each others' backs in a completely chaste manner.
** After Meg gets back from prison she has apparently learnt all about prison rape and she calmly steps into the shower with her naked father, and rapes him with a loofah to assert her dominance.
** They did a gag about the "real" ending of ''Film/DirtyDancing'' where Baby's parents sent [[DawsonCasting Johnny]] to jail.
** It's also played straight in two parodies of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'':
*** In the [[AffectionateParody homage episode]] of Creator/StephenKing; in which appeared three Stephen King's stories acted by the characters.
*** And in a cutaway gag parodying ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' with the Monopoly Man.
** Another gag had WesternAnimation/MrMagoo note he can't go to prison because they'll rape him and he won't see it coming.
* Played horrifyingly straight in an episode of ''TheClevelandShow'' where Cleveland is put in prison for a murder he didnt commit, and the rest of the episode revolves around Freight Train, Junior and Rollo solving the murder (Freight Train moonlights as a detective novelist and plans to turn the mystery into a story). Cut to 14 months later at the book release party where Donna suddenly remembers that ''they forgot to get Cleveland released!'' It then cuts to Cleveland, crying and putting on makeup in his jail cell while singing "What A Wonderful World" in a shaky, traumatized voice.
--> '''Cleveland''': I'm never gonna be the same...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** One odd variation is the occasional suggestion that a homosexual character would enjoy prison for this reason. For example, on one episode, there is a comment about Smithers "taking quickly" to a Turkish prison, and at the end of the remake of ''The In-Laws'', one of the heroes comments that the flamboyant villain is going to "love" prison.
** Also hinted at in a throwaway joke in "The Bob Next Door", when Sideshow Bob tells Bart about how he stole his cellmate's identity [[Film/FaceOff (it wasn't pretty)]] to break out of prison: The cellmate asked Bob why he kept measuring his face with a caliper, to which Bob replied "Just passing the time." The cellmate then remarked "I guess it beats what the last guy did."
** When Krusty was working an awards show and Bob won the award, he sneered at Krusty (from a live feed from the prison), "This is one more than you'll ever win!" Krusty shot back, "Just don't drop that thing in the shower, Bob!"
** In their retelling of ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', Homer is sent to prison and has Burns as his cellmate. Burns gives him an escape route and a map to his treasure. When Homer asks why Burns is helping him, he explains he wants to know he had at least one friend in his life and he also wants to make up for the fact that while Homer slept, Burns violated him repeatedly.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' had Gandhi being accidentally incarcerated. He was very nervous about prison rape, especially because the other inmates kept ominously referring to the shower. When they finally cornered him for his 'initiation', it was completely innocent, of the 'three cheers' variety. They then listened, sympathetically, as he discussed his grief over the [[TonightSomeoneDies death]] of [[LongLostUncleAesop Ponce de Leon]]. It was hilarious. When this is [[TheReveal revealed]], one inmate says "Damn, boy! What'd you think we were going to do? Make LOVE to you?" And then they all laugh, except for one guy who just keeps creepily staring at Gandhi...
* This was frequently implied to happen to the title character's father on the Canadian cartoon ''WesternAnimation/KevinSpencer'' during his frequent trips to the slammer.
* Despite its setting and CastFullOfGay, ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' doesn't invoke this as often as you'd think it would. In fact, two gay inmates are among the few recurring prisoners - and their sex is nothing if not consensual. However this is an off screen mention by one of them asking, "how do you not watch a shower rape?"
* Implied to have happened to Doctor Rockso in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'': a guard finds him shaking and huddling in his cellmate's sleeping arms.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. The Monarch wakes up in prison to find that he was about to be raped by King Gorilla (an actual gay gorilla). However, King admits he couldn't go through with it; Monarch reminds him too much of a girl. To make the scene even more bizarre, Monarch then realizes that he's not even in his own cell. Apparently King Gorilla has enough pull with the guards to bring his "dates" over to his place.
* In the 90's ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short Carrotblanca at the end Yosemite Sam is thrown in jail and a dopey looking prisoner suddenly gains a pair of eyelashes and smiles at him in a lustful way and Sam yells for help.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. When [=SpongeBob=] tries to get Gary to take a bath (disguised as a treasure chest), he says that the soap is dubloons and tells him not to drop them (while winking).
* in the ending of the episode Patrick the game this happens to squidward when hes put in the back of a real police truck with a mean burly prisoner.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' where the cast (including the girls) gets sent to prison, named "Rapeville State Penitentiary". No one actually gets raped, despite their taking bets on who will be violated first.
* [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Barney_Love_(Part_3) Frequent]] [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Prison_Headache topic]] [[http://robotchicken.wikia.com/wiki/Can%27t_Be_a_Crime_to_Kick_a_Dope_Rhyme on]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Implied]] in the episode "The Boiling Rock", when Sokka, disguised as a guard, sneaks into his girlfriend Suki's cell and makes kissy faces at her... ''before'' removing his disguise. Appropriately, Suki knocks him on his butt.
** Azula's '''notorious''' "favourite prisoner" comment (which, it should be noted, was in reference to Suki; poor girl). There is no possible way that the writers were unaware of the implications of ''that'', and the animators and voice actor went with it in the delivery.
** One episode has Aang thrown in jail for a crime Avatar Kyoshi committed, under the InsaneTrollLogic that his past self did it, so he was somehow responsible. While Katara and Sokka go to clear his name, there's a shot of Aang in prison, where a group of huge, tough-looking convicts talk about how they think Aang's going to get along ''really'' well with them. Cue cut to a different scene. When the episode gets back to Aang, we see [[spoiler:that the convicts have, indeed, become friends with him and are kindly giving him relationship advice about his crush on Katara.]]
* {{Double Subver|sion}}ted in the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Meseeks and Destroy". When Rick and Morty are being tried in giant court on murder charges, Rick mentioned that if somebody dropped the soap in giant prison that it'd land on their heads and crush their spines, and that it would be real easy to rape them after that.
** "You know what they do to third-dimensional lifeforms in Time Prison? Same thing they do in regular prison, only forever!"
* At the end of the episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' entitled ''The Terrible Trio'' when we see Warren Lawford, aka the Fox, put into a prison cell this is the implication of what's to come given a sinister amused grin given by his new rather burly cellmate. Especially ironic since the last we saw of Lawford, he was bragging about how his rich family would get him off scot-free.
* Subverted in an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim'' cartoon. Jim [[ItMakesSenseInContext through a series of events as outlandish as they are hilarious]], finds himself in prison without his supersuit. When he is introduced to his cellmate, Walter, the man reaches for Jim with an amourous grin...before using Jim as dental floss. And judging by Jim's screams, it is not pleasant.
* ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' hinted at this trope at the end of the episode "[=CatDog=] Catcher". Rancid Rabbit ends up incarcerated after spending the episode jailing everyone in Nearburg for not owning a license for their species (all just so [[EvilIsPetty he'd have enough gold coins to bathe in]]). He has a burly cellmate standing behind him who grabs him from off-screen as the episode irises out.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' had an episode where Todd is hiding at the duo's house, and being the UngratefulBastard that he is, when they call him from jail (after getting beaten up by the cops and arrested for obstruction of justice because they wouldn't say where Todd was), he just tells them "don't drop the soap". They don't get raped, but instead end up in the same cell as two other gang members who hate Todd and proceed to beat them up again.
* Parodied in ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' season 2 finale when the three main characters end up in jail for armed robbery (they didn't do it but confess anyway in the hopes of attracting women). After being transfered from juvie to regular prison, rape becomes a serious concern, and each character finds some way of fitting in; most notably, Jamal discovers that the gay clique in the prison ARENT gay, none of them are, they just act that way because if someone WANTS gay sex, it's no challenge for the rapists. Jamal immediatly joins their side and starts acting as CampGay as possible.
--> '''Rapist''': Now, who wants this dick?
--> '''Jamal''': Me! Dicks dicks dicks dicks!!
--> '''Rapist''': Ew, fucking slut! *leaves*
** Also, during visiting hours, Grover's big brother Montrel tells him that if he does get raped and doesn't tell anyone about it, it never happened. He also assumes Grover called him over there because he DID get raped and now wants to marry his rapist.
* ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'', of all things, [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar referenced this]] in the short "Earth to Obie", where Obie's imagination sequence of being in jail for his cereal addiction at one point has an inmate heard calling Obie "sweet cheeks" and making kissy sounds.
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