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Inmates With Talent

2 comedians - and featuring Ice-T - on a crazy adventure to find real prison talent. Think “Last Comic Standing” meets "The Voice" in the world of "Orange is the New Black"

“Inmates with Talent,” featuring Ice-T, - a wild talent contest in a prison with over 2,000 inmates. Comedians Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome somehow gain unprecedented access to Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional to clown around with the inmates—at times pushing the envelope like Borat —and, in the process, help turn their lives around. The duo organizes a talent contest that not only showcases many of the inmates’ hidden talents but also unites the entire prison population. Think “The Voice” meets “Last Comic Standing,” behind bars, with the added benefit of a positive societal impact. Comedians Steve Wilson - Comedy Central Live at Gotham and D.L. Hughley Radio Show, and Edwin San Juan – creator and Executive Producer of 'SlantED Comedy' (Showtime), join the cast to mentor the inmates and hit the stage as well. Skinhead inmates and black drug dealers performing comedy on the same stage. Bank robbers turned opera singers crooning with R & B gang leaders… all hoping for a second chance at life. Even if just a small number of convicts are steered away from a return to criminal activity, the film and its related initiatives will have a positive impact on society.