Prison Families is a ground-breaking observational series following ten families as they grapple with the challenges of living with a loved one behind bars. From suburban housewives to notorious families of crime, each episode documents one family’s unique story of crime, justice, and redemption. Striking dramatisations bring to life the moments their lives changed forever.
S01:E01 - Season 1, Episode 1
While waiting to hear about her partner's potential prison release, Ayla winds up in court.
S01:E02 - Season 1, Episode 2
A Christchurch mother must come to terms with her son, a Russian orphan, being sent to prison.
S01:E03 - Season 1, Episode 3
Parents return home to find a police raid underway and their high-achieving son heading to prison.
S01:E04 - Season 1, Episode 4
Family matriarch Joanne faces a constant battle to make sure her crime-boss family stays legitimate.
S01:E05 - Season 1, Episode 5
A suburban housewife must begin again after her husband receives a prison sentence for fraud.
S01:E06 - Season 1, Episode 6
A mother makes preparations for her son's release, knowing he will face many unique challenges.
S01:E07 - Season 1, Episode 7
Gail and Rob White spend $200,000 trying to prove their son's innocence and get him out of prison.
S01:E08 - Season 1, Episode 8
A grandmother hopes to see her grandson released from prison before she runs out of time.
S01:E09 - Season 1, Episode 9
The three sons of working-class parents Tim and Cheryl are all in prison.
S01:E10 - Season 1, Episode 10
Two brothers' plans to get back on the straight and narrow are disrupted when one is sent to prison.