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Popular Culture Depiction of Women in Prison

Analyze representations of female prisoners in the media (TV, movies, etc.) and explore the question of whether or not these depictions are accurate and/or realistic portrayals of women in prison and/or women’s correctional facilities. This topic can also be broadened to include all people (male, female, etc.). Some examples of content that can be analyzed would be representations of female prisoners in the television series Orange Is The New Black and/or the television series Prison Break, etc.

  • I haven't watched it but I heard Wentworth was an all female prison show on Netflix gaining in popularity. Perhaps it could also contribute to the article's analysis. – Slaidey 8 years ago