Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Episode 11 "The Fiberboard Ceiling" allows me to discuss holes in fences, mental health meds, and Big Boo's ethical limits. Enjoy.Read More
Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Episode 7 "Full Bush, Half Snickers" lets me talk about Red's character transformation, Suzanne's problems, and Harry Potter. Enjoy!Read More
Orange Is the New Black S5 E5 "Sing it, white Effie" allows me to discuss many levels of appropriation, employment of formerly incarcerated people, and mental illness in prison. Enjoy!Read More
Orange Is the New Black S5 E4 "Litchfield's Got Talent" allows me to discuss the use of stereotypes of the mentally ill and of poor and uneducated people. Enjoy!Read More
Orange Is the New Black S5 E3 "Pissters" offers me the opportunity to discuss riot demands, CO Bayley's dilemma, and The Year Without Santa Claus. Enjoy!Read More
Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Episode 1 "Riot FOMO" allows me to talk about why violence happens, the structural basis of prison violence, and why Caputo isn't really a nice guy. Enjoy!Read More
Orange is the New Black S2 E11 "Take A Break From Your Values" (Netflix) allows me to discuss opacity from prison administrators, the premature disclosure of prison destinations, and the necessary suppression of feelings. Enjoy!Read More
Orange is the New Black S2 E9 "40 Oz. of Furlough" allows me to discuss dehumanization, extortion rings, vegetables in prison, and why Mendez' return makes no sense. Enjoy!Read More
Orange is the New Black S2 E5 "Low Self-Esteem City" (Netflix) opens space for my discussion of Correctional Officer induced-violence, food stamps, and furloughs among many other exciting topics.Read More
Vee is taking over, Morello is leaving her post, and Red is trying to bounce back on my recap of OITNB S2 E4 "A Whole Other Hole." Enjoy!Read More
Orange Is The New Black S1 E7 "Blood Donut" raises many questions like, "Do inmates practice for parole?" Or do inmates really have "thin pillows?"
Here are answers to these and other OITNB questions from a formerly incarcerated person.