Orange Is the New Black, the new Netflix series based on the memoir of Rumpus interviewee Piper Kerman, has piqued viewers’ interest in the stories of women in prison. Whose stories get told, and how do we interpret them?
J.M. Benjamin spent more than twelve years in state and federal prisons in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. But he read and read in prison, and eventually wrote more than a dozen urban fiction novels.