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

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A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women’s prison, by a Smith College graduate who did the crime and did the time.

When FBI agents knocked on her door to investigate a ten-year-old crime, Piper Kerman barely resembled the reckless young woman she was shortly after graduating Smith College. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking a decade earlier.

Following a plea deal, she spent 15 months at “Club Fed,” the infamous women’s correctional facility in Danbury, CT, where she not only gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system, but also met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. In Orange Is the New Black, Piper Kerman tells the dramatic story of those long months under lockdown, in a place with its own codes of behavior and arbitrary hierarchies, where a practical joke is as common as an unprovoked fistfight, and where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated.

Revealing, moving, and enraging, Orange Is the New Black is a bold and wholly original entry in the canon of prison literature.

About the Author

Piper Kerman is vice president of a Washington, D.C.–based communications firm that works with foundations and nonprofits. A graduate of Smith College, she lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385530262
Subtitle:
My Year in a Women's Prison
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Author:
Kerman, Piper
Author:
Piper Kerman
Subject:
Federal Correctional Institution (Danbury, Co
Subject:
Kerman, Piper
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Social Science : Penology
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Crime-Prisons and Prisoners
Subject:
Current Affairs-General
Subject:
Sociology-Crime
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100406
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
298

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

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