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Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

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With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424—one of the millions of women who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules, where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Orange Is the New Black offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison, why it is we lock so many away, and what happens to them when they're there.

Synopsis:

A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison, Orange Is the New Black tells Piper Kerman's dramatic story of her fifteen months behind bars.

About the Author

Piper Kerman is a vice president at a Washington, D.C.-based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits.Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452637662
Author:
Kerman, Piper
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Campbell, Cassandra
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.7 lb

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Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Crime » Prisons and Prisoners

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