Anita Sinha: Orange Is the New Black and the Practice of Prison Labor

The new Netflix series is getting a lot of attention for being an addictive yet realistic portrayal of the U.S. prison system today. Season 1 of OITNB takes on a range of issues, from discrimination against transgendered prisoners to the increasingly widespread practice of charging inmates with "user fees." The first encounter between Chapman and Morello introduces another modern penitentiary trend: the re-emergence of prison labor. Read More...


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