Tyler plays Madea, a loud mouth mother and grandmother, in the movie Madea Goes To Jail. After a freeway chase with the police, her anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. Her family members the Browns rally behind her, lending their support however they can. Meanwhile, Joshua Hardaway is a successful district attorney who is about to get married. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle, he has to defend a young prostitute and former drug addict Candace Washington. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, and gives her motherly advice. Co-stars David Mann, Tamela Mann, Derek Luke, and Keisha Knight Pulliam.
After The Family That Preys, which was such a big, heavy movie, I wanted to do something where I had some fun. I put that Madea costume back on and I think I just went crazy. I had a really great time.