Women in Prison aired from October 1987 until April 1988 on FOX.
Twelve years after ABC failed with a comedy set in a men's prison (On
the Rocks), Fox Broadcasting gave women equal time. The setting for
this bizarre comedy was Bass Women's Prison in Wisconsin, where the
inmates in cellblock J never seemed to be locked in their cells. Among
the incarcerated skirts were naive Vicki ( Julia Campbell), a pampered
suburban housewife who had been framed for shoplifting by her
philandering husband; Dawn ( C.C.H. Pounder), a tough black who had
murdered her husband ; Bonnie ( Antoinette Byron)a sexy gay English
hooker ; and Eve ( Peggy Cass), an aging forgetful bank robber who had
lived there for decades. In the adjoinng cell with a computer terminal
but no roommates was Pam ( Wendie Jo Sperber) a brilliant but
sarcastic woman who was serving time for computer embezzlement. Meg (
Denny Dillon) was cellblock J's , short, frumpy, sadistic guard, and
Warden Rafferty (Blake Clark) the grumpy boss for whom Vicki worked
as a secretary (for her prison job) and to whom he was attracted.
None of this was meant to be taken the least bit seriously, it seems.
The garish theme song thundered lines like "so misunderstood, now
you're missing a life that was so good....While other girls make
dates, you make license plates....you're in JAIL!"
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