What Happens When Moms Go to Prison

By now, “Orange is the New Black” fans have had ample time to binge watch Season 3, which was released in early June. The season premiered with an episode about Mother’s Day at the prison, cluing viewers into some of the emotional difficulties incarcerated mothers and their families may face. The show was prompted by Piper Kerman’s book, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, which describes her experience in federal prison, including issues regarding her relationships in and outside of prison, mental illness and substance abuse among prisoners, the prison social structure, and even life after prison. (read more)