Orange is the New Black: Forty-Fourth Book Wrap Up

Disclaimer – this is not a book review, but a recap on the book discussion from last week as IKerman_Orange-is-the-New-Black_Netflix-Tie-In2  did not read the book!

Apparently, Orange is the New Black is about a nice female Caucasian who commits the crime of accomplice during her young adult life and is put in prison for a short period of time. The book highlights the inefficiencies of the prison system – a system that seems to be

Some of the ladies recommend the book, other’s don’t and encourage to skip and read Wild instead. full of “chicken shit rules written by chicken shit people.” The book also touches on the unwritten rules established by inmates, like how each race protects their own. During the book discussion, the Holistic Ladies talked about the seemingly infinite loop of crime and unfit punishment, what outcasts turn into after servicing a sentence, how the prison population is forecasted based on reading scores and, damn, how it all goes back to education.

We will meet again May 6th to discuss Eleanor & Park

 

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