In Australia there was a notorious soap opera "Prisoner" (retitled "Prisoner: Cell Block H" for Europe and "Caged Women" for northern America) which ran from 1979 to 1986. In 2013, a remake screened entitled "Wentworth", now near the end of the third season. Similar in themes, some people say it kicks the $#!+ out of "Orange Is The New Black" "Wentworth" follows the story of Bea Smith as she arrives at the prison and battles her way to become "top dog" of the women, although her motive is to get revenge for the drug induced death of her daughter. Once in the top position, she battles the vicious governor Joan Ferguson, known to prisoners as "The Freak". Also following the stories of Frankie Doyle, a hard-ass prisoner who becomes top dog before Bea, and Doreen Anderson who has a surprise in the second season. There are other prisoners who's stories are followed on and off in a truly ensemble drama, but those three are the lead characters. I've been told it is available in America via Netflix and is on both DVD and BD in Australia. For more information http://wentworth.sohotv.com.au/ No spoilers without tags in this thread, please. I certainly didn't expect the last episode to end the way it did. And next week is the big season finale, whilst I do know the show has been renewed for next year.