Books, Female Offenders, Memoir, Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, Piper Kerman, Television shows on prison, Women in Prison, Writing

Orange is the New Black-Redux

facebook imageA couple of years ago a friend suggested I read the memoir, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, when she found out my novel in progress (STRONG WOMEN GROW HERE) is about a young woman in prison. Aside from the clever title, I didn’t find much to pay attention to when I read the first few… Continue reading Orange is the New Black-Redux

California Department of Corrections, Female Offenders, Television shows on prison, Women in Prison, Women Prisoners, Writing

Women in Prison: In Front and Behind the Cell Bars

photo from National GeographicThere has been an increase in T.V. female prisoner shows: Lockup, Cellblock 6 (TLC), Babies behind Bars (TLC), Beyond Scared Straight (A & E), and even Oprah's OWN channel has Breaking Down Bars. Women are the fastest growing prison population in America and some of the toughest to handle.  The subject of women in prison… Continue reading Women in Prison: In Front and Behind the Cell Bars