The library has a vast collection of resources that relate to Orange is the New Black. Be careful when you research -- some resources focus more on the Netflix show than the book. Make sure your research matches your resource!
As discussed in the section on Evaluating Sources, it's best to use caution when pulling from the worldwide web. Here are a few articles that may help you on your research journey.
Women are the fastest-growing U.S. prison population today. Eighty percent are mothers of school-age children. Jennifer McShane's absorbing documentary gives human dimensions to these rarely reported statistics, taking us inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a maximum secruity prison north of New York City.
Filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and connections that prisons - and our system of mass incarceration - have on communities and industries all around us; from a blazing California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires to a Bronx warehouse that specializes in prison-approved care packages to an Appalachian coal town betting its future on the promise of new prison jobs to the street where Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson (and to the nearby St. Louis County, where African-Americans are still fending off police harassment, but of a different form).
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