Orange is the New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison

May 7, 2010

Soon after graduating from Smith College and working as a waitress to try and find herself, Piper Kerman was smuggling drug money for a West African drug lord and in way over her head with what even the most liberal of parents would have called “a bad crowd” – ten years later those poor choices landed her inside a Federal Prison. Patt talks with Piper about everything from the lack of literature written for women on how to prepare for prison, to the use of power and the hierarchy within the minimum security camp were she served, to how her 15 months reformed her and made her rethink prison reform.

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