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For many, the experience of being incarcerated can be traumatizing, especially in conjunction with other traumatic experiences that can take place within jail/prison. This includes addiction/drug abuse, physical violence, sexual assault/rape, malnutrition, and many other things that prison exposes an individual to. This category would cover depictions of jails/prisons/etc., and depiction or discussion of a character's (or multiple characters) life whilst incarcerated - whether the media takes place in a jail/prison or a character describes their experience of being incarcerated. This is important to warn people who have been incarcerated that media may be set in a place that was traumatic to them, or triggers memories of trauma they experienced while incarcerated.
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Anonymous
A minor character is imprisoned by peacekeepers and there is mention of someone trying to break her out from prison.
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
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Kermit
multiple characters are shown being in prison, this is talked about later in the episode
YouTube • 2023 Report
Yes
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No
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Welg
Three characters have been incarcerated, Maxo only stayed overnight, but Pac and Mike actually had to live in the prison for a couple days before escaping. The real time length of this period was only a day though, not multiple streams.
TV Show • 2024 Report
Yes
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Anonymous
The main character's stalker is arrested and imprisoned in the end.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
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Pantalones
S2
 E2
Most of the crew of The Revenge are captured by the British and are confined in jail cells.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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No
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Anonymous
Mental institution, no incarceration
Video Game Report
Yes
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No
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lilpig
A major quest involves a prison where torture and murderous execution takes place. The player can be imprisoned in some circumstances if caught committing crimes.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
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No
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clownhonk
S1
 E1
yep, a character is shown in a jail cell. told his head will be cut off. ( this does not happen to said character but it does to another ) And another character mentions being in jail for a period of time .
Video Game Report
Yes
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Violet111
A character is in prison for a whole season, and other characters occasionally end up trapped in there as well
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
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No
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shurl
Sam and Dean are arrested and sent to / are held in jail on multiple occasions.. there is also an episode where deaths in a prison are a major plot point.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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No
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Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
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No
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Alder
A character is put in a jail cell but breaks out within minutes
TV Show • 1993 Report
Yes
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No
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Pantalones
S3
 E3
The episode "The List" shows scenes from death row inside a Florida prison. The plot is an executed man seeking revenge from beyond the grave and a prison guard is killed.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
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No
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skillwithaquill24
Animals and a race of humanoid children are kept locked in cages for scientific experiments.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
15
No
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Naina123
One episode is set in a prison.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
15
No
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S12
 E12
Season revolves around a prison arc that is very important to the overall season storyline.
TV Show • 2020 Report
Yes
15
No
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TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
15
No
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TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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No
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SiRenfield
…I mean duh
Movie • 2024 Report
Yes
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No
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There are mentions of going to jail and interactions with FBI.

One of the main characters is arrested but the scene is brief and she is hallucinating during it.
Movie • 1991 Report
Yes
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No
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TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
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No
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AmandaAmos
Many of the main cast gets incarcerated throughout the series.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
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No
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Akwoe
Yes. Frequent mentions of prison throughout, but never shown (although there is shots in courthouses).
Until season 5, which features an extremely important and lengthy plotline about various people in prison. During this plotline 10 people are murdered while incarcerated. One of the main characters is also enslaved in season 5.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
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No
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TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
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Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
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No
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AStandardSkrub
Sumeru’s main questline involves both saving an incarcerated person and you getting incarcerated.
Movie • 2005 Report
Yes
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No
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msegirls
it’s mentioned that most of the people in the game were incarcerated at one point
Movie • 1996 Report
Yes
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No
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0
We see brief footage of characters being arrested at points
Movie • 2001 Report
Yes
12
No
0
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CaptainDemozan
Several fairytale creatures are locked inside cages