Thursday, July 26, 2012

Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman

Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman (2010)

In her twenties Piper Kerman makes some bad decisions and becomes involved with a woman who is working with drug mules and smugglers.  This results in  ten years later being sentenced to just over a year in a women s prison.  I thought that was a bit harsh, as she hadn't smuggled any of the drugs herself, and had to wait years for the courts to make a decision, crazy business.

I had to admire her ability to deal with going to prison in such a calm way, even the thought of it stirs my stomach up.  Instead she was able to form friendships, gather up a supply of books and enjoy the many families and friends who visited.

So it was a good chance to hear about being locked up in a pretty low security prison and would be enough to scare some girls onto the straight and narrow.  3/5

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