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The Resource Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison, Piper Kerman

Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison, Piper Kerman

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Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison
Title
Orange is the new black
Title remainder
my year in a woman's prison
Statement of responsibility
Piper Kerman
Title variation
Orange is the new black
Title variation remainder
my year in a womans prison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison. With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, the author barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187-424, one of the millions of people who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, she learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance
Summary
Follows the author's incarceration for drug trafficking, during which she gained a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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354203
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kerman, Piper
Dewey number
  • 365/.43092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kerman, Piper
  • Kerman, Piper
  • Federal Correctional Institution (Danbury, Conn.)
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, Conn
  • Women prisoners
  • Reformatories for women
  • Reformatories for women
  • Women prisoners
  • Connecticut
Target audience
adult
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my year in a woman's prison
Label
Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison, Piper Kerman
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
765764
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780385523387
Lccn
2009037936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385523387
  • (OCoLC)440562868
Label
Orange is the new black : my year in a woman's prison, Piper Kerman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
765764
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780385523387
Lccn
2009037936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385523387
  • (OCoLC)440562868

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