Female Incarceration

In Case You Missed It: Piper Kerman & the Future of Prison Reform

Image courtesy of the  Hub

Image courtesy of the Hub

Piper Kerman kicked off our 2016 Speaker Series, "Architects of the Future", this past week. Kerman revealed how Orange is the New Black came to be, her own experiences and those of her inmates, and why she decided the story of all these incarcerated women needed to be told to as many people as possible. We live tweeted her lecture and collected the best bits right here.

On how she ended up in a federal prison...

Startling statistics on the American prison population

On how her prison inmates defied her expectations

Surviving Prison

The consequences of female incarceration

The challenges of being a woman in prison

Why she chose to write Orange is the New Black

Directions for future reform