Evansville Prominently Featured in Indiana-Based Netflix Docu-Series
Like many people from medium-sized cities like Evansville, I get excited when I see our city get national attention. We've all told our out-of-town friends that "A League of Their Own was filmed here," or "that's the house they use for the exterior shots in Roseanne" or whatever. Well, now we're NETFLIX FAMOUS!
Two months ago, a new show hit Netflix called Girls Incarcerated. Sometimes, when new Netflix originals hit, they hit like a BOMB and people can't stop talking about them, for example Making a Murderer, Stranger Things, and 13 Reasons Why. Well, it doesn't look like Girls Incarcerated is going to be one of those shows, but it does exist.
The show is an eight episode documentary series based in a juvenile girls detention center in Madison, Indiana. Madison is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from the Tri-State. It focuses on the relationships, the drama, and the interactions of several young women who are detained there, too young to go to normal women's prisons. It strikes me as a reality-based Orange is the New Black meets Mean Girls.
There are a few key characters who they revisit. And when they introduce some of their stories, like who they are and what they did to wind up in jail, some of these young troublemakers are from RIGHT HERE in Evansville! Admittedly, it's not the best look for our city, but if you want to see it for yourself, check out Girls Incarcerated streaming now on Netflix!