Piper Kerman comes to Xavier

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ Piper Kerman, on whose memoir the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” is based, addressed an audience of students and staff at Xavier on Feb. 3. Kerman spoke about her time before, during and after her term of 13 months at Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury in Danbury, Conn., in 2004 and 2005. She addressed themes such as race, class and power dynamics in the correctional system, ideas for prison reform in the United States and the Netflix television series that grew out of her memoir. Hosted by Student Activities Council (SAC) and Xavier’s Department … Continue reading Piper Kerman comes to Xavier

Piper Kerman to speak at Xavier

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ Writer and prison justice advocate Piper Kerman, whose New York Times-bestselling memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” serves as a loose basis for the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black,” will speak at Xavier on Feb. 3. Kerman will speak about the American judicial and correctional systems and will also be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book. Beginning in 2004, Kerman spent 13 months in FCI Danbury, a minimum-security prison in Danbury, Conn., after being indicted for money laundering and drug trafficking. Kerman’s memoir, … Continue reading Piper Kerman to speak at Xavier