SOURCE: Doin' Time Entertainment LLC

Doin' Time Entertainment LLC

August 06, 2014 10:00 ET

World's First Online Prison Talent Contest Launches Today on Facebook and Twitter

You Be the Judge! Vote for Your Favorite Inmate!

INDIANAPOLIS, IN and LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - August 06, 2014) - Here's a chance to get in on the ground floor of a reality/comedy movie that is poised to break the mold. "Inmates with Talent," featuring Ice-T, focuses on a talent contest in a prison with more than 2,000 inmates that not only showcases many of the inmates' hidden talents (comedians, singers and spoken word artists) but also unites the entire prison population. Think "The Voice" meets "Last Comic Standing" in the environment of "Orange is the New Black."

The production today announced its adventurous ONLINE PRISON TALENT CONTEST. That's right: "You be the Judge and Vote for your Favorite Inmate."

Starting today, and over the next week, the "Inmates With Talent" team will be posting performances on and @inmateswtalent, where the public is encouraged to "Like" its favorite inmate performance. The contest will run for three weeks.

The inmate with the most "Likes" at the end of the three-week period will be the winner, and will receive:

  • *Contract from Doin' Time Entertainment (following their release from prison)
  • *Cash prize (to be announced later)
  • *A ride home from prison
  • *Dinner at Steak 'n Shake with the film's creators upon their release
  • "And more... including a 9-minute shopping spree at the 99 Cents Only Store (or a comparable store in the winner's neighborhood or vicinity)

The results of the contest will be announced before the end of this year. So, go check out entertaining and wild performances on Facebook and Twitter.

* In order to receive the cash prize, the winner must stay out of trouble for at least one year following his release from prison. Trouble means no parole violations, no arrests and no convictions. The foundation of this contest, and Doin' Time Entertainment's efforts as a whole, are centered on successful reintegration of inmates back into society with the additional goal of making America a safer place to live. For more details and rules pertaining to the contest, contact Doin' Time Entertainment.

In "Inmates With Talent" (, the comedy duo of 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 -- and, in the process, help turn their lives around. The adventure culminates with the bold talent contest -- a vehicle to build self-confidence and prepare the inmates for a life after incarceration. The film is currently in post-production.

Visit… and @inmateswtalent

Also, check out the official Inmates With Talent trailer at

About Doin' Time Entertainment

Doin' Time Entertainment is an American film and television production company focused on producing entertainment content in prison systems and other unique environments. The company has received approval to film in multiple prison systems around the country. Doin' Time Entertainment aims to produce projects that are commercially viable and socially relevant. Its first project is the exciting unscripted film "Inmates With Talent."

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