Orange Is the New Black
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my year in a women's prison
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Reformatories for women
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Smith College alumna, Piper Kerman has a career, a boyfriend and a loving family when finds herself sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility for having delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago as a reckless young woman. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at ti... Read More »
If you got hooked on the netflix show, or even if you've never seen it, this is a fascinating memoir about the author's very unexpected stint in prison.
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"No one who worked in 'corrections' appeared to give any thought to the purpose of our being there, any more than a warehouse clerk would consider the meaning of a can of tomatoes, or try to help those tomatoes understand what the hell they were doing on the shelf."
"Stoicism sure comes in handy when they take away your underpants."
"I shushed her and patted the blond curls she was so proud of, and inside I grieved angrily over the insanity of locking up children, and then returning them to neighborhoods that were more desperate and dangerous than jails."
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