Join Me: Women, the Drug War and Mass Incarceration
By Piper Kerman
Source: Drug Policy Alliance
Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison is my memoir about being incarcerated — a life-changing experience that opened my eyes to the failures of the drug war and mass incarceration in this country.
You may have seen the television show based on my story. I’m thrilled it has exposed so many people to a world that is often overlooked. But my experience in prison taught me that the truth is much stranger than fiction when it comes to the criminal justice system.
I’m excited to invite you to What Television Can and Can’t Tell Us About Women, the Drug War and Mass Incarceration, my upcoming telephone townhall conversation with DPA’s asha bandele this Monday, June 29 at 1pm EST.
The call is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please register today. Audience participation is encouraged and you’ll have a chance to ask questions and join the conversation.
As a DPA supporter, I know we both agree that it’s time to reform our disastrous criminal justice system. Let’s talk about it — join me on June 29.