Do You Love Orange Is The New Black?

If you find yourself eagerly anticipating the next season of the dramedy Orange Is The New Black, check out these books.

No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row by Susan Kuklin: A depressing but compelling read, No Choirboy chronicles the lives of teenage inmates living on death row, exploring the inequalities that frequently lead them there.

Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg: Avi Steinberg recounts his time as the librarian for a tough Boston prison, which lead him to places he never would have guessed (including being robbed by a recently paroled ex-con). For a different perspective from someone with a unique experience with inmates, this book is a great read.

Inside: Life Behind Bars in America by Michael G. Santos: One of many books about the current state of American incarceration, Inside is unique in that it’s written by someone who has spent enough time inside to be a true expert on the subject. Michael Santos paints a picture of a complex and disturbing system that  Orange Is The New Black only begins to capture.

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