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** In a variation, a schizophrenic man who agreed to a "[[InsanityDefense not guilty by reason of mental disease]]" plea on a murder charge panics when he learns he's going to be placed in the custody of the Department Of Health, convinced that "they" are trying to shut him up about another murder. Detectives ultimately determine that while his fear was misplaced, [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot he really did witness something]] and that someone was, in fact, trying very hard to keep him quiet, or at least ensure no one would take him seriously.

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* A ''Series/NewYorkUndercover'' episode had the detectives suspecting that a recently paroled rapist is responsible for another attack. When the little girl confirms that he was her assailant, they chase him to the roof of his building, where we actually get a tearful version of this as he laments himself as a sick bastard--"I was out for five minutes and I did it again!"--and that more prison time will do nothing to rehabilitate him--and leaps to his death.


* The only real moment of characterization in ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' is when one of the girls, as they commit breaking and entering, declares in a panic that she "can't go back to juvvy!"

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* The only real moment of characterization in During ''Film/JemAndTheHolograms'' is when one of the girls, as they commit breaking and entering, declares in a panic that she "can't go back to juvvy!"


{{Prison}} is [[CaptainObvious not a nice place]]. There are lots of reason for this: the loss of freedom, possibly being treated like you're not even human, wondering which fellow prisoner might decide that some petty grudge needs to be paid back by [[DisproportionateRetribution killing you]], the toll that things like [[GoMadFromTheIsolation Solitary Confinement]] or PrisonRape [[MindRape can take on your mind]]. [[HellholePrison And it can always get worse]].

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{{Prison}} is [[CaptainObvious not a nice place]].place. There are lots of reason for this: the loss of freedom, possibly being treated like you're not even human, wondering which fellow prisoner might decide that some petty grudge needs to be paid back by [[DisproportionateRetribution killing you]], the toll that things like [[GoMadFromTheIsolation Solitary Confinement]] or PrisonRape [[MindRape can take on your mind]]. [[HellholePrison And it can always get worse]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Invisible Inc}}'', Central states that, if Incognita runs out of power (thus allowing the corporations to find and easily capture what remains of Invisible Inc.), that "we may as well just crash this thing into the ocean."
--> '''Central:''' You've never seen the inside of a corporate deprogramming chamber. [[FateWorseThanDeath I won't see the inside of another.]]


* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In "Trust Metric", Dwayne Carter draws his gun on multiple police officers before [[spoiler:Colby]] intervenes and they get away. When [[spoiler:Colby]] asks what he was thinking, he replies, "I was thinking 'I'm going to die before I go back to jail.'" [[spoiler:Colby's]] reaction suggests he understands why Carter would feel that way.

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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In "Trust Metric", Dwayne Carter draws his gun on multiple police officers before [[spoiler:Colby]] intervenes and they get away. When [[spoiler:Colby]] asks what he was thinking, he replies, "I was thinking 'I'm going to die before I go back to jail.'" [[spoiler:Colby's]] reaction suggests he understands why Carter would feel jail'," to which [[spoiler:Colby]] nods grimly. We never do find out what happened to them in prison, but given the nature of the crime as well as the fact that way.[[spoiler:Colby had been a cop]], it probably wasn't an easy time for either of them.



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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'':
** In "Purple Party Pooper", Twilight threatens to rat out all of her friends. Fluttershy responds, "I can't go back to jail again! The warden is evil!"
** In "Making Babies", Sweetie Belle says "I can't go back to prison! They don't have any soap, it's friggin' unhygenic!"
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''. When the team tries to get into the scare factory, most of them freeze up when spotted by security, except for Art who yells, "I can't go back to jail!" and bolts. It's unknown [[NoodleIncident what he was in for]] or [[AlwaysWantedToSayThat whether he was ever actually there in the first place]].
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'' Catwoman is faced with the possibility of being sent back to prison. Instead she opts to leap off a blimp and into a a factory smokestack.
* In a variant that doesn't involve prison but is clearly evoking the spirit of this trope, during ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' Ze Mole states that he's "...Not getting grounded again! Not for you, not for anybody!"
* Another variation in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': When Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl has a panic attack at the thought of going back into her packaging in storage, where she's been for many years.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure''. After some slapstick-filled hijinks involving Nanny and the pigs on the farm, Horace asks Jasper, "Can we go back to jail now?" in a similar tone to a kid asking to go home.
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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''.
** In "Purple Party Pooper", Twilight threatens to rat out all of her friends. Fluttershy responds, "I can't go back to jail again! The warden is evil!"
** In "Making Babies", Sweetie Belle says "I can't go back to prison! They don't have any soap, it's friggin' unhygenic!"
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* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony''.
** In "Purple Party Pooper", Twilight threatens to rat out all of her friends. Fluttershy responds, "I can't go back to jail again! The warden is evil!"
** In "Making Babies", Sweetie Belle says "I can't go back to prison! They don't have any soap, it's friggin' unhygenic!"
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity''. When the team tries to get into the scare factory, most of them freeze up when spotted by security, except for Art who yells, "I can't go back to jail!" and bolts. It's unknown [[NoodleIncident what he was in for]] or [[AlwaysWantedToSayThat whether he was ever actually there in the first place]].
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'' Catwoman is faced with the possibility of being sent back to prison. Instead she opts to leap off a blimp and into a a factory smokestack.
* In a variant that doesn't involve prison but is clearly evoking the spirit of this trope, during ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' Ze Mole states that he's "..Not getting grounded again! Not for you, not for anybody!"
* Another variation in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'': When Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl has a panic attack at the thought of going back into her packaging in storage, where she's been for many years.



* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' - after some slapstick-filled hijinks involving Nanny and the pigs on the farm, Horace asks Jasper, "Can we go back to jail now?" in a similar tone to a kid asking to go home.
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' - after some slapstick-filled hijinks involving Nanny and the pigs on the farm, Horace asks Jasper, "Can we go back to jail now?" in a similar tone to a kid asking to go home.
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Contrast SelfRestraint and GetOutOfJailFreeCard.

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Contrast SelfRestraint SelfRestraint, PreferJailToTheProtagonist, and GetOutOfJailFreeCard.

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* One ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' cartoon has So and So overreact to the presence of a couple of policemen, saying she [[CallBack can't go back to prison]], and throw herself into a garbage disposal unit.
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* Applying this to TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} can have [[http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/funny-pictures-black-man-jail-monopoly-animated-gif.gif dire consequences.]]

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* Applying this to TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}} can have [[http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/funny-pictures-black-man-jail-monopoly-animated-gif.gif dire consequences.]]consequences, as seen in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cde-T0MeHxk this skit]], where when a guy is told he got a "go to jail" card, and he responds by whipping out a knife, saying that he's not going back, and stabbing his friends.

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* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': In "Trust Metric", Dwayne Carter draws his gun on multiple police officers before [[spoiler:Colby]] intervenes and they get away. When [[spoiler:Colby]] asks what he was thinking, he replies, "I was thinking 'I'm going to die before I go back to jail.'" [[spoiler:Colby's]] reaction suggests he understands why Carter would feel that way.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen'': Wolverine has escaped from the Weapon X program and will never, never go back there. Colonel Wraith made a pair of attempts to re-capture him, and ended up very badly.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie'' uses a variation on this trope in "Sick Days, Inc.", when Maggie and Rayna sell kits at school to help students fake sickness. When Rayna freaks out at the possibility of getting detention, she pleads to Maggie, "I can't go back there!"
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' - after some slapstick-filled hijinks involving Nanny and the pigs on the farm, Horace asks Jasper, "Can we go back to jail now?" in a similar tone to a kid asking to go home.

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