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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Big House, Pt. 2  Season 5, Ep 2

Official FOX synopsis: "When the warden (guest star Toby Huss) asks Jake to investigate Romero’s (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips) drug smuggling operation, Jake and Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows) find themselves caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy is offered a deal by a local mobster who claims he can prove that Hawkins (guest star Gina Gershon) is guilty, but Holt and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan."
posted by Strange Interlude on Oct 5, 2017 - 6 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Big House, Pt. 1  Season 5, Ep 1

Official FOX synopsis: "Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both are coping in very different ways. Jake bonds with his cellmate, Caleb (guest star Tim Meadows), and is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), in order to gain his protection. Meanwhile, in the women’s prison, Rosa puts Holt and Terry to the test by having them complete outrageous favors for her. Back in the precinct, Amy and Charles are doing all they can to exonerate their colleagues." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 27, 2017 - 8 comments

Podcast: Ear Hustle: Cellies

At San Quentin Prison, the typical cell measures approximately 4' x 9' and contains a bunk bed, toilet, sink, two men, and their six cubic feet of belongings. In our first episode of Ear Hustle, hear stories of negotiating this space and the relationships that come with living in such close quarters. [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jun 16, 2017 - 4 comments

Podcast: Written Inside: Stories About Prison Cells - full series

Written Inside is a podcast about life inside a maximum-security prison cell. Adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago, these intimate stories speak to the everyday experience of being incarcerated. Each inmate’s story is voiced by a Chicago actor. Created by journalist Alex Kotlowitz and produced by WBEZ Chicago's Colin McNulty.
posted by eotvos on Apr 23, 2017 - 1 comment

Grey's Anatomy: You Can Look (But You'd Better Not Touch)  Season 13, Ep 10

Bailey, Arizona and Jo treat a violent teenage girl and her unborn baby in a women's prison.
posted by ellieBOA on Jan 29, 2017 - 3 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 49: The Editor

In November of 1988, Robin Woods was sentenced to sixteen years in the notoriously harsh Maryland Correctional Institution. In prison, Robin found himself using a dictionary to work his way through a book for the first time in his life. It was a Mario Puzo novel. While many inmates become highly educated during their incarceration, Robin became such a voracious and careful reader he was able to locate a factual error in Merriam Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia. He wrote a letter to the encyclopedia's editor, beginning an intricate friendship that changed the lives of both men. [more inside]
posted by bq on Nov 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Steven Universe: Beta  Season 3, Ep 22

Steven and Amethyst visit Lapis and Peridot at the barn to get Amethyst's mind off of Jasper.
posted by Small Dollar on Aug 8, 2016 - 14 comments

Suits: To Trouble  Season 6, Ep 1

Mike goes to prison and learns that it isn't Shawshank, but that doesn't mean it's a country club, either. In the meantime, everyone outside the main cast (plus Benjamin the IT Guy) has left the firm, and all their clients ever are suing for $100M because of Mike's fraudulent lawyerdom. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Jul 14, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #64 On the Inside

Paul Modrowski has been keeping a blog from inside a maximum security prison for years, in spite of the fact that he has never actually seen the internet.
posted by SansPoint on May 12, 2016 - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisoner Re-Entry  Season 2, Ep 33

The UK unveils new surveillance laws. A hearing reveals that the honors to US veterans that often precede sporting events are frequently paid for by the Department of Defense. A certain Washington football team complains about its offensive trademark being cancelled by listing other companies with offensive names whose trademarks still stand. And Now: Everybody Wants To Be An Outsider. Main story: Prisoner re-entry, and the formidable societal and legal obstacles set up to harass prisoners reentering society. John Oliver interviews Bilal Chapman, a tomato grower subject to many of those problems. YouTube (19m) [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 9, 2015 - 9 comments

Rectify: The Source  Season 3, Ep 6

Janet and Daniel take a road trip. Tawney returns home. Jon regrets not helping Daniel more. Amantha has dinner with an unexpected companion.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Aug 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: Dogs on the Inside

Filmed in a Massachusetts prison, Dogs on the Inside follows the birth of a relationship between abandoned rescue dogs and prison inmates as they work together toward a second chance. [more inside]
posted by meese on Aug 16, 2015 - 1 comment

Rectify: The Future  Season 3, Ep 5

Daniel tries to repair the pool. Daggett reveals a surprising theory about George Melton’s death. Tawney visits her former foster mother.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Aug 8, 2015 - 3 comments

Rectify: Girl Jesus  Season 3, Ep 4

Daniel struggles to follow the terms of his probation. Teddy pushes Tawney into making a painful confession. Janet loses her temper with Ted, Sr. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory minmum sentencing in the US  Season 2, Ep 22

This week.... The Obama administration reaches a historic deal with Iran, but has difficulty selling it to Congress. FIFA president Sepp Blatter is in Russia to kick off preparations for the 2018 World Cup. Ashley Madison, a website that encourages and helps set up affairs between married people, was hacked and the responsible parties threaten to release records on their userbase. LWT produced a short message exhorting married citizens of Ottawa not to have affairs. Main story: The absurdity of mandatory minimum sentencing laws in the US. YouTube (15m) And Now: Unnecessary Full Disclosure. Ukraine threatens to blacklist Gérard Depardieu as a threat to their national security (Guardian) for a statement made last year at a film festival. Over the closing credits, LWT provides a brief slideshow of photos of Depardieu set to "cartoonishly French music." [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Rectify: Sown with Salt  Season 3, Ep 3

Daniel discovers some new, unpleasant restrictions on his life. Daggett investigates George’s death. Amantha endures Thrifty Town management training. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Jul 25, 2015 - 0 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Food Waste in the US  Season 2, Ep 21

This week.... The US and Iran are on the verge of signing a historic nuclear arms deal. Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escapes from prison by constructing a surprisingly elaborate tunnel a mile long. North Korea gears up to celebrate their "Liberation Day" with a concert by Slovenian band Laibach. And Now: CBS This Morning's Awkward Sex Talk. Main story: The fact that the US wastes 40% of the food it produces each year, and its consequences. YouTube (18m) Last Week Tonight produced their own, more honest version of an "American" cheeseburger commercial produced by Carl's Jr. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 21, 2015 - 4 comments

Rectify: Thrill Ride  Season 3, Ep 2

Daniel must adapt to his new circumstances. Amantha faces overwhelming personal and professional changes. Teddy tries to connect with Tawney. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Jul 17, 2015 - 2 comments

Rectify: Hoorah  Season 3, Ep 1

Surprise and dismay spread in the aftermath of Daniel’s confession. DA Sondra Person has some questions. Sheriff Daggett finds George Melton. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Jul 10, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: Everything Is Stories: 014 But Not With Silver

A story of Abraham Bolden, the first black Secret Service agent on the White House detail. A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jun 28, 2015 - 1 comment

The Blacklist: Luther Braxton (No. 21)  Season 2, Ep 9

Red gets himself captured by the CIA and sent to The Factory, a top secret black site in the middle of the Bering Sea in order to stop another prisoner, the notorious thief Luther Braxton (guest star Ron Perlman), from stealing The Fulcrum. Liz, Ressler, and Samar go there to rescue Red, but the tables are turned when Braxton takes over the prison.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 2, 2015 - 15 comments

Constantine: The Saint Of Last Resorts: Part 2  Season 1, Ep 9

John saves himself from the invunche by possessing himself with the demon Pazuzu, but before he can self-exorcise, Pazuzu takes control of his body and kills five gang members, landing John in jail.
posted by Small Dollar on Jan 17, 2015 - 6 comments

Marco Polo: Prisoners  Season 1, Ep 9

AAAHHHHHHHHH! A cute mini-cannon. Impotence rears it’s ugly head. We spend a lot of time preparing for an execution. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 22, 2014 - 5 comments

The Wire: Port in a Storm  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

After a setback, the Detail scrambles to make the most of a bad situation. For once, interdepartmental communication (or lack thereof) helps the case instead of hindering it. For once, good policing is rewarded with rock solid evidence and suspects in custody. For once, all the police seem to get what they want—closed cases, busted unions, scrambling crime lords. But for all that finally went right for the Detail, the world continues to turn, criminals adapt, and the scope of what they're fighting to bring to justice just keeps scaling up.
posted by carsonb on Sep 21, 2014 - 6 comments

The Wire: Bad Dreams  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

As much as they'd like to continue investigating the sprawling criminal activities of the (still largely unknown) Greek, The Detail's hand is forced and with the help of the FBI they break down all the doors they know, gathering evidence and suspects. Valchek finally gets to participate in a very special perp walk. Sobotka eventually visits Ziggy, after a stop at the union hall and a quick trip downtown. Lieutenant Daniels and Omar Little dash off to deliver very personal messages to Landsman and Mouzone, respectively. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 14, 2014 - 8 comments

The Wire: Storm Warnings  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Ziggy continues to wreak havoc but this time his unchecked impulsiveness takes him over the line and into a lot of trouble. Trouble that spreads and pools and spatters on everyone. – Valchek is pissed and brings in the Feds to assist the Detail. The Feds assist the Detail, and Valchek is pissed. – Just as Stringer's off-brand plan goes into effect, Brother Mouzone arrives to enforce the status quo and so Bodie and crew begin to understand the nature of the new arrangements. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 11, 2014 - 3 comments

The Wire: Stray Rounds  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

Bodie's plan to increase sales backfires tragically. So String's gotta make some tough decisions, change tactics, take account for the inevitable crackdown. With Sobotka and The Greek spooked and ready to turn tail the Detail has to adapt as well. Their investigation feels on target despite a minor tantrum from Valcheck, and when the prostitution investigation goes international inside Freamon's assessment of McNulty's bad accent is spot on. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 6, 2014 - 7 comments

The Wire: Duck and Cover  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 8

Jimmy McNulty, Captain Chesapeake, has stopped bailing and started drinking again and so finds himself sinking quickly to the bottom. He's desperate to get on the detail where they've got every swinging dick setting up The Wire on Sobotka and The Greek, so Daniels puts what little flex he has on Rawls. Turns out McNulty's just the john they were looking for. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 23, 2014 - 7 comments

The Wire: Backwash  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Through the turmoil of low-end product and family troubles, the Barksdale Organization moves on though in different directions. East-side Joe makes Stringer a Proposition that's hard to refuse, but Avon is adamant. Lester and Bunk put Daniels in a tough spot, setting up their surveillance at the off-site office and pleading to join up their murder investigations with the case against Sobotka. Together with Greggs, Russell, and Prez they delve deeper into the smuggling process, getting a handle on how the operation works. The detail also continues to investigate the prostitution racket and make connections between the drugs and the docks. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 20, 2014 - 7 comments

The Wire: All Prologue  Season 2, Ep 6

Perhaps there's no better description for Omar Little than "a rare pleasure," though anyone on the wrong end of his double-barrel sawed-off court testimony might disagree. Having wrapped up the last Bird of business from before, McNulty drops the search for Jane Doe's real name, retires to the boat, and makes another go of his marriage. "I'm done fucking myself up," he declares, and downs a beer. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 18, 2014 - 7 comments

The Wire: Undertow  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

Detail work starts in earnest on Sobotka, and Freamon looks to make a connection between Valchek's 'too much money' accusation and his own 14 murder investigations. Dockworkers who worked on that ship get summoned to testify in front of a grand jury. Ziggy continues to spend his easy money recklessly, and Nick is forced to help him deal with the consequences. Omar Little finally comes in to testify against Bird. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 17, 2014 - 7 comments

The Wire: Hard Cases  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

The full extent of Avon's hot shots plan is realized as the authorities look to shave years in exchange for easy answers. D'Angelo hears his cousin's music but refuses to dance. Burrell puts the hard sell on Daniels and keeps him around with the promise of a promotion, a permanent Detail AND the good police he needs to run it. McNulty continues to try to put a name on his 'floater,' and enlists Bubs in the search for Omar. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 17, 2014 - 2 comments

The Wire: Hot Shots  Season 2, Ep 3

D'Angelo's discovered heroin in the clink, and Avon sets a plan into motion that he hopes will discourage his cousin's habit as well as push back some against Proposition Joe's expanding territory. Zero progress is the report Prez gives his father-in-law Valchek when asked about how the new detail's case against Sobotka is coming along, and to boot the Southeastern's surveillance van goes on an unauthorized global tour courtesy of IBS chapters around the world. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Aug 16, 2014 - 3 comments

Rectify: Charlie Darwin  Season 2, Ep 3

Awoken from his coma, Daniel must decide how to deal with the assault. Thankfully, there are doughnuts.
posted by homunculus on Jul 3, 2014 - 4 comments

Rectify: Running with the Bull  Season 2, Ep 1

"Nineteen years ago, Daniel Holden was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Hanna Dean. Thanks to newly discovered DNA evidence and the efforts of his sister Amantha and lawyer, Daniel’s conviction has been vacated. Season 2 of RECTIFY finds Daniel Holden committed to living in the present. Unfortunately, there are many places and faces in his hometown that remind Daniel of the past..."
posted by homunculus on Jun 19, 2014 - 8 comments

Orange Is the New Black: Thirsty Bird  Season 2, Ep 1

Piper is taken on a mystery journey and encounters some bug problems.
posted by transient on Jun 6, 2014 - 40 comments

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