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(via ‘Orange Is the New Black’ got you upset about prison? The real Piper explains what to do about it.)

I think that women in prison are really emblematic of typical, low-level nonviolent offenders. That is the giant growth area in terms of our prison system over the last 30 years. We’re putting people in prison who we never would have put in prison before. There’s a staggering social cost when we talk about the families, but also it costs about $60,000 a year and that adds up really quickly. And we’re talking about someone who is not this prominent threat to safety. It’s just a policy.

(via ‘Orange Is the New Black’ got you upset about prison? The real Piper explains what to do about it.)

I think that women in prison are really emblematic of typical, low-level nonviolent offenders. That is the giant growth area in terms of our prison system over the last 30 years. We’re putting people in prison who we never would have put in prison before. There’s a staggering social cost when we talk about the families, but also it costs about $60,000 a year and that adds up really quickly. And we’re talking about someone who is not this prominent threat to safety. It’s just a policy.

#orange is the new black #OITNB #prison #policy #Piper Kerman
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  • 1 year ago
  • Jul 25, 2013
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      right after Piper was released!
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      I wonder how much “Orange is the New Black” will lead to any real prison reform.
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    7. kellyzen reblogged this from peterwknox and added:
      This is a great interview.
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      ‘Orange Is the New Black’ got you upset about prison? The real Piper explains what to do about it.
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