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Parents' Guide to

Prison Diaries

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Female inmate stories are both violent and sensational.

TV TLC Reality TV 2011
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The docuseries explores the criminal minds of these women by allowing them to tell their stories from their point of view. It also highlights many of the bad choices they made throughout their lives that led them to prison.

Thanks to the endless (and graphic) accounts of the violent crimes they committed, the series is more sensational than informative. But folks who like this sort of thing may find it interesting.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 27, 2011
  • Cast: Stew Herrera
  • Network: TLC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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