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How Can Books Empower Incarcerated Women? An interview with Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black is upon us, and by now, faithful viewers know to expect the horrors the show's characters endure on a day-to-day basis in a women's prison, though that doesn't make them any less disturbing. Between abusive prison guards, fighting among inmates, and worries about their friends and family back home, OITNB' s prisoners also have to find ways to take basic care of their bodies and minds while on the inside, and that's the unfortunate reality for millions of women. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to actually help women in prison if the series moves you in any way. You just need to know where to look. Litchfield may be a fictional institution, but its inmates' struggles mirror the daily lives of real women behind bars. Scarcity of tampons and other hygienic products, poorly funded libraries, pregnancy-related issues, and lack of support regarding their cases, families, and re-entry to public life are just a few of the problems that can plague inmates across the country.

42 books based on 7 votes: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat, Writings from Prison by Leyla.
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To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Autobiographical writings by women about their experiences in prison. Piper Kerman Goodreads Author.

Vicki White, president of Chicago Books to Women in Prison, reads a letter sent from an incarcerated woman to the organization, which donates books to women in prisons in Illinois and across the country. The volunteer effort is one of a handful of books to prisoners and prison library projects in Illinois, and several dozen across the country. That figure represents a 96 percent decrease from what was spent on books between and IDOC did not respond to a question asking about the steep drop-off in funding for reading materials. Megan Maurer worked as a librarian at Robinson Correctional Center, a state-run prison in southeastern Illinois, between and spring of last year. To stock the prison library collection, Maurer said she relied heavily on donations from individuals, volunteer groups, and inmates who receive books from family and friends or from books to prisoners groups. One woman incarcerated at Logan Correctional Center—a state prison in central Illinois— wrote to Chicago BWP and explained that she and a group of women on her cell block started their own library with the books the volunteer organization had sent them.

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  1. How Can Books Empower Incarcerated Women? An interview with Chicago Books to Women in Prison

  2. Books shelved as women-in-prison: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons by Ayelet Waldma.

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