Prison Stories: Women on the Inside  (1991) HBO


Stories about women in prison too often seem to be told for easy laughs or soft-porn leering, the subject of countless campy plays and dopey situation comedies. With ‘Prison Stories: Women on the Inside,’ HBO takes a far more serious view of the situation, noting that women are now, with a totally of 40,00 incarcerations, the fastest-growing segment of the United States prison population. Significantly, this dramatic trilogy, […] represents the work of some of today’s leading female directors.”  –New York Times, THE ARTS, by John J. O’Connor 1/26/91.