Star Trek Into Darkness puts Khan behind a glass wall, mostly because movies decided long ago that Glass = The Future ...
... and then a week later, Fast & Furious 6, aka Fa6t & Furiou6, put villain Owen Shaw behind some glass, leading to the quietest moment that franchise has ever experienced:
All of this was within a couple of years, by the way, around 2012-2013. It was the era of glass prison cells. All of these franchises, too embarrassed to look each other in the eye, quietly retired this trope until it was gloriously resurrected in Season 3 of Hannibal, presumably because Mads Mikkelsen is just too handsome for normal, brick-y prison:
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That's probably appropriate, as we're assuming this was the result of lots of filmmakers who had grown up with Silence Of The Lambs a couple of decades earlier, and who knew that to have a truly badass battle of wits between hero and captive, you need a gleaming glass wall in between them, usually with some holes in it. Just note that in a real prison, that thing's probably going to get smeared with shit pretty quickly.