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Monday, June 09, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series 'Orange Is The New Black'"

The Diane Rehm show, WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC., today had an hour interview with Piper Kerman author, "Orange Is The New Black". From the intro:

Piper Kerman was 24 and a new graduate of Smith College when she smuggled a suitcase of drug money across international borders. A decade later, that day came back to haunt her, tearing her away from a privileged life and landing her in a Connecticut prison. Kerman’s memoir “Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women’s Prison” documented her 13 months behind bars and became the basis for the popular Netflix series. The second season was released this past Friday. Drawing from her own experience, Kerman now dedicates much of her time to advocating for prison reform and awareness about female incarceration. Piper Kerman joins Diane in studio.
One of the topics is abuse of women in prison. For background, see the ILB posts headed "Pence: Indiana won’t comply with prison rape law."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 9, 2014 12:40 PM
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