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TBS offers a rare look at the lives of female ex-cons in the eighth episode of occasional drama series, “Joshi Keimusho Higashi Sangoto” (“Women’s Prison East Number 3 Block”; Mon., 9 p.m.).

Three prisoners at a women’s prison that doubles as a textile factory are called into the warden’s office and told they have been approved for parole. Hanae (Pinko Izumi), Mao (Chikako Kaku) and Chiharu (Aki Nishihara) are moved to a prerelease facility until the time comes for them to be released.

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