The third season of the Emmy-winning "Orange Is the New Black" premieres June 12 on Netflix, prompting the question: why aren't there more memorable prison shows on TV?
Granted, we haven't seen many of the acclaimed prison series from other countries, including the beloved 1974-77 Britcom "Porridge," U.K. women's prison drama "Bad Girls" (1999-2006), or the 1970s Aussie soap "Prisoner." Still, this is America, dammit! We have 2.4 million people behind bars. We incarcerate our own at a higher rate than any other country on Earth. Surely, when it comes to creating TV about life in the big house, we can do better. But until we do, you can satisfy your craving for convict capers by watching these series set in the stir.