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



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Author
Kerman, Piper
Descriptors
Drug Crime
Female Relationships
Memoirs
Money Laundering
Nonfiction
Prisoners
Location/Setting:
California
Connecticut
New York
Time Period:
1990s
2000s
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Summary
Piper Kerman is a new graduate of Smith College, when she gets involved in a relationship with a Nora, a woman who is involved in an international drug ring. Years after their short-lived relationship, which included an transport of money overseas by Piper, Piper is visited by Federal Agents and indicted and sentenced to 15 months at Danbury Correctional Institution. Piper begins serving her term a full 10 years after her crime has been committed, and she’s now a very different woman with a loving fiancé and many supportive friends. Quickly, Piper is submerged in the culture of prison, navigating the unspoken rules of institutionalized life and eventually having to do time alongside the woman who put her there.
Critique
This is a fascinating book about life behind bars that gives an insider's perspective of the isolation of incarceration.
ISBN
9780385523394
  iBistro
# of Pages
327
Published
2011
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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