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

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

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Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison
Title
Orange is the new black
Title remainder
my year in a women's prison
Statement of responsibility
Piper Kerman
Title variation
My year in a women's prison
Title variation remainder
my year in a womans prison
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Piper Kerman was sent to prison for a ten-year-old crime, she barely resembled the reckless young woman she'd been when she committed the misdeeds that would eventually catch up with her. Happily ensconced in a New York City apartment, with a promising career and an attentive boyfriend, she was suddenly forced to reckon with the consequences of her very brief, very careless dalliance in the world of drug trafficking. Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a surprising and varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. Kerman tells the story of those long months locked up in a place with its own codes of behavior and arbitrary hierarchies, where a practical joke is as common as an unprovoked fight, and where the uneasy relationship between prisoner and jailer is constantly and unpredictably recalibrated
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
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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354203
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Kerman, Piper
Dewey number
365.43092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kerman, Piper
  • Federal Correctional Institution (Danbury, Conn.)
  • Women prisoners
  • Reformatories for women
Target audience
adult
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my year in a woman's prison
Label
Orange is the new black : my year in a women's prison, Piper Kerman
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
979065
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780385523394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385523394
  • (OCoLC)694831678
Label
Orange is the new black : my year in a women'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
979065
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780385523394
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385523394
  • (OCoLC)694831678

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