Not Your Ordinary Facebook Talent Contest


InmatesWithTalent650This is definitely one of the more unique contests to make its way onto Facebook: Film and television production company Doin’ Time Entertainment and rapper and actor Ice-T teamed up on Inmates with Talent, which, as the name implies, is a talent contest for inmates of Indiana’s Putnamville Correctional.

The production team has been posting performances including comedy, singing and spoken word to the Inmates with Talent Facebook page, where users of the social network can vote for their favorites, through Aug. 25.

The inmate whose performance receives the most votes will win:

  • A contract from Doin’ Time Entertainment following his or her release from prison.
  • A yet-to-be-determined cash prize, which will only be awarded if he or she has no parole violations, arrests or convictions for one year following his or her release.
  • A ride home from prison.
  • Dinner at Steak ‘n Shake with the film’s creators upon his or her release.
  • A nine-minute shopping spree at the 99 Cents Only Store (or a comparable store in the winner’s neighborhood or vicinity).

Readers: What are your thoughts on this contest?