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Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman
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Dec 27, 11

Read in December, 2011

My friend Alicia was reading this and I thought it looked interesting so I picked it up too. Can't say I knew much about women's prisons so this was definitely an eye opener. It is distressing to get a first hand look at how much of our taxpayer dollars are going towards this type of "justice" when I am sure we could find a more effective (and cheaper) way of dealing with some of these "crimes". The rehabilitation the author spoke about is ridiculous - it is no wonder so many people end up returning to prison, considering how they are equipped for success in the outside world when they leave - not! The author was very fortunate in the fact that she was in a prison with both internal and external support but she made it clear that many were not. All in all, quite informative.
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