Scenes from 'Madea Goes to Jail'

“Madea Goes to Jail”
ESSENCE.COM Jan, 23, 2009

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Madea, Tyler Perry’s gender-bending on-screen alter ego, exacts revenge in the most outrageous ways, proving she’s not to be messed with.

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Hey, we didn’t know Madea was a member of the Black Panthers!

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Madea delivers her best innocent look on a billboard advertising the film. It screams: “It wasn’t me; I’m a lil’ old lady who wouldn’t harm anyone.” But we know otherwise.

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Madea (Perry) pleads her case to a judge.

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Madea’s been in trouble with the law numerous times, and it appears this time she’s going to have to pay a price.

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Madea works a Lil’ Kim-meets-Pamela Anderson Lee look.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam plays Candy, a college student turned heroin addict who prostitutes to support her habit.

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Candy (Pulliam) faces possible jail time after hitting rock bottom.

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