I think we should honor the woman who started Orange Is the New Black with her prison memoir, Piper Kerman. Not only is her story beside every returning citizen as they show themselves to the world after being locked away from society, she catalyzed the criminal justice reform movement we're witnessing right now.
"Crazy Eyes," the nickname for character Suzanne Warren on Orange Is the New Black for which actress Uzo Aduba won her second Emmy last month, is probably the greatest lesson on the reality of mental illness in women behind bars.
In short, the injustice of mass incarceration is something everyone should be aware of and talking about. The impact it is having not only on inmates but also on their partners and families is a discussion we cannot continue to leave out.
(Spoiler alert!!) Sophia Burset is sent to the SHU for "her own protection" after she's assaulted for being transgender. Angie
Did you continue to watch through Season 2? Oh, yeah. I watched the first season the minute it came out and the second the
Wolters spoke with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Tuesday to describe how her actual relationship with Piper
There's a lot to look forward to in Season 3 of "Orange Is the New Black," like the new character played by Ruby Rose, Alex's
One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.
We Americans like to think of our nation as the "shining city on a hill," as a protector of human rights, a beacon for the rest of the world. The reality, however, is that widespread torture is happening today in our own country, especially in state and federal prisons and detention facilities.
OITNB Season 2: Those Days Piper Spent in Solitary? For Some Prisoners in the U.S., It's Decades on End
Right now, there are at least 80,000 people in the United States facing that horrifying existence, including people with mental and physical disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, and children as young as 13.