Piper Kerman

May 11 . 2010

Piper Kerman spent thirteen months in prison, eleven of them at the federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, where she met a varied community of women living under exceptional circumstances. In Orange Is the New Black, she 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 unpredictable.