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Prison of Secrets (1997)

Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

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Layce Gardner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Lynn Schaffer
Finola Hughes ... Angie
Gary Frank ... Larry Schaffer
Rusty Schwimmer ... Carla
Kimberly Russell ... Frannie
Tasia Valenza ... Maria
Joel Polis ... Brad
Dale Dickey ... Harriet
Paige Moss ... Betsy
Stephanie Sawyer ... Carey
Brian Smiar Brian Smiar ... Joe
Janni Brenn Janni Brenn ... Sheila
Dan Lauria ... Sergeant Ed Crang
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Dennis
Stephen Quadros ... Stu
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Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the maximum sentence, 10 years in a women's jail wing. Model husband Larry, who wasn't informed of her dumb schemes is left running her appeal, the household and spoiled daughter who now feels abandoned. Since most inmates are junkies or prostitutes, sergeant Ed Crang and fellow corrupt jailers can run a 'favors in kind exchange'. For rebels, it gets worse. Larry however has his own radio show, so it all hangs on gathering proof. Written by KGF Vissers

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She witnessed the unthinkable... She fought back with the truth.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Innanför murarna See more »

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women's prison
24 April 2008 | by kairinglerSee all my reviews

i thought that this was one of the better made for TV offerings in the past. this is something that i would expect to find on Oxygen or Lifetime Network,, Stephanie Zimbalist did a great job,, i haven't seen her in anything,, since Remington Steele, i'm embarrassed to say,, the movie was very well done i thought,, i did think though they could have better explained the whole real estate deal thing,, and show her boss in the movie,, executing one of his "deals". Once she got to prison here is where the movie just takes hold of you, and really does not let you go at all,, all of the stuff those women are forced to endure, the drugs, the rape,, to pay for their crimes to society,, and our main character stands up for what she believes in to save the day for the whole female prison population,, note,, Dan Lauria, plays a very nasty bad guy in this one,, overall a very well made TV movie,, that should NOT be missed by anyone who loves movies.


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