Sunday, April 13, 2014

‘Orange is the New Black’ Author to Talk about Prison Life at Lafayette College

Piper Kerman
Photo contributed by Lafayette College
Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling book, "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison", will visit Lafayette College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 for a lecture in Colton Chapel.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Compelling and often hilarious, "Orange is the New Black" recounts the 15 months Kerman spent in Connecticut’s Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed 10 years earlier stemming from a youthful dalliance in the world of drug trafficking.

Since its success, the book has been adapted into an original television series for Netflix.

Kerman currently travels the country speaking to college students, as well as to groups such as the American Correctional Association’s Disproportionate Minority Confinement Task Force. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Prison Association.

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