“Orange Is the New Black” Is Filmed at a Real Jail Flooded with Sewage


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Orange Is the New Black Is Filmed at a Real Jail Flooded with Sewage

06/05/2014

By Ujala Sehgal, Deputy Communications Director, New York Civil Liberties Union at 11:57am

Spoiler alert:This post is going to be disgusting.

Like the rest of you, we’re incredibly excited to binge watch the second season of “Orange Is the New Black” this weekend. Who knew a show that shines an important spotlight on the hardships and indignities of prison life could be so fun.

But if you think OITNB shows it all, you’re about to find out a disgusting truth. While the women in OITNB face miserable conditions and abuse, it’s nothing compared to what real people experience in the jail where they film as well as other jails in Suffolk County, New York.

Riverhead jail in Long Island – just a hop, skip, and a jump from the…

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