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 Vicki Springer (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Assistant Warden Clint Rafferty (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Dawn Murphy (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Peggy Cass ...
 Eve Shipley (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
Antoinette Byron ...
 Bonnie Harper (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Pam (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Meg Bando (13 episodes, 1987-1988)
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This comedy takes place in cell-bock J of the Bass Women's prison in Wisconsin. Some of the inmates are Vicki, a yuppie housewife framed for shop-lifting by her husband; Dawn, a black woman who murdered her husband; Bonnie, an English prostitute; Eve, the "old lady" who has been there for at least ten years; and Pam serving time for computer crimes. Meg was the guard and Blake the assistant warden. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Forgotten Fox Network television.
17 October 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Women in Prison (1987-1988) was a series created by the producers of

Married with Children. The show started off great but sadly like all

sitcoms they ran out of ideas. Despite a fast start the show simply ran out

of gas before it even completed a lap. The cast was excellent but the

situations and the dialog was real mundane and mediocre. A funny premise

that didn't know what to do next after it's initial run of episodes. Too bad it was canceled before it could really find it's groove.

I'm Mike Tee Vee, see you next time!


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