6 Women's Prison Realities You Don't See in Orange Is the New Black


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"Orange Is the New Black" has been praised not only for its entertaining cast, but also for offering depth and dignity to one of America's most marginalized groups: female prisoners. In many ways, the show reflects the harsh realities of life inside women's prisons, rife with racial and sexual tensions, violence, lack of privacy, terrible food, forced resourcefulness and the threat of solitary confinement. Nonetheless, it's easy to get swept away in the show's hilarious, suspenseful and ultimately endearing plot lines and forget the realities of what life is really like for the more than 205,000 American women behind bars.