Unscripted

ID goes behind bars with “Women in Prison”

U.S. net Investigation Discovery is going behind the walls of a maximum security Indiana women's prison in the three-part docuseries Women in Prison (pictured).
May 14, 2015

U.S. net Investigation Discovery is going behind the walls of a maximum security Indiana women’s prison in the three-part docuseries Women in Prison (pictured).

Produced by Gold Rush  firm Raw TV, the 3 x 60-minute series goes inside a 600-person women’s prison and explores the lives of such inmates as a suburban soccer mom, a high school art teacher and a preacher’s daughter.

The series features two women in each episode and combines “the reality of prison life” with dramatic recreations of each woman’s story. According to a release by the net, “As viewers get to know these women, they will be desperate to learn what crimes each committed, culminating in a shocking revelation at the very end of each episode.”

Women in Prison is incredibly honest, raw and emotionally engaging in a way that really sets the series apart,” said Henry Schleiff, group president at Discovery, in a statement.

“This is a world that television viewers think they know from series like Orange is the New Black but, as is so often the case, the reality of this unseen and unknown world is often more interesting than even the most compelling fiction,” he continued.

Women in Prison is to debut on June 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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