‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author Sounds Off On Solitary Confinement
WASHINGTON — Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman, whose book on her stay in a federal women’s prison was adapted into a popular Netflix series of the same name, is testifying before the Senate on Tuesday about the use of solitary confinement by the federal Bureau of Prisons.
In an interview with The Huffington Post ahead of her testimony before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, Kerman said that BOP’s operations deserve a “high level of scrutiny,” noting that the agency’s operations often aren’t looked at as closely as state and local prisons. While the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division often analyzes the operations of state-level prisons, it doesn’t take on BOP, which also falls under DOJ’s umbrella. The Civil Rights Division declined…
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