By Piper Kerman
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With a profession, a boyfriend, and a loving kin, Piper Kerman slightly resembles the reckless younger girl who added a suitcase of drug funds ten years in the past. yet that earlier has stuck up together with her. Convicted and sentenced to 15 months on the notorious federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith university alumna is now inmate #11187-424--one of the hundreds of thousands of girls who disappear "down the rabbit hole" of the yankee penal procedure. From her first strip seek to her ultimate free up, Kerman learns to navigate this unusual international with its strictly enforced codes of habit and arbitrary ideas, the place the uneasy dating among prisoner and jailer is continually and unpredictably recalibrated. She meets girls from all walks of existence, who shock her with small tokens of generosity, challenging phrases of knowledge, and easy acts of recognition. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and now and then enraging, Kerman's tale deals a unprecedented investigate the lives of ladies in prison--why it truly is we lock such a lot of away and what occurs to them while they're there.
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Well, come in and get warm and get somethin’ to eat,” she said. The church bus drove away as Tate and Barbara Jean followed us inside and waited in the living room while Mama built a fire in the fireplace. Tate continued holding his closed hand up to his lips, clutching a rag that looked like half of a sock and inhaling through his mouth. Every so often he would take a plastic bottle from his back pocket, remove the cap, hold the rag on top of the bottle, and then flip the bottle upside down, saturating the rag with paint thinner.
Children followed him just as we had followed the lady to the theater. The boxer held his fists high above him as if he had already won the fight. Children surrounded him, and the sound of French horns made me believe I could be him. It was the first time I’d ever been inside a theater to watch a movie and the first time I saw Rocky. M a m a e n joy e d mov i e s, t o o, I di s c ov e r e d, bu t h e r movies weren’t as inspiring. indd 40 7/18/14 12:08 PM Matinee Madness 41 Mama had a friend with whom she liked to watch movies.
And Carver responded poorly to rejection. One day Carver stopped me on the sidewalk and told me to get off my bicycle. I was scared and confused, but I said no. That was not the answer Carver wanted to hear. Sitting on my bicycle, I looked up to see Carver’s face; instead, all I could see were his flaring nostrils. He looked like a giant compared to me. Carver reared back his cannonballsized fist and belted me in the nose, knocking me clean off my bicycle. He then jumped on my bike and pedaled away.