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Popular Women In Prison Books

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Books shelved as women-in-prison: Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman, Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons by Ayelet Waldma.
Piper Kerman

Coloring Book Donations Needed For Women In Prison, Group Says

Coloring books are among the most requested from prisoners when they reach out to the organization, called Books to Women in Prison , said group President Vicki White. The coloring books are popular for the same reasons in prison as they are outside of it, White said: They let women relax, they reduce anxiety and they help pass the time. Can you help? About 70 percent of women in prison are parents to small children, White said. The topics of the books vary, though ones with mandala designs and inspirational quotes are popular, White said.

Chicago Books to Women in Prison CBWP addresses that need by doing exactly what its name says: sending packages of donated books to state prisons in seven states, including Illinois, and federal prisons in 12 states, plus the Cook County Jail. Last year they mailed 4, packages, around 12, books. While women make up a relatively small proportion of the prison population in the United States in , there were around , incarcerated women as compared to a total incarcerated population of more than 2. But volumes on parenting are obviously not the only books that CBWP sends out. Two afternoons every week, the volunteers at CBWP search through their stock of donated books in the narrow, muggy basement rooms that they rent from a Ravenswood church, in order to match requests.

A literary journal of the Greenville Public Library

Season 6 of Orange Is The New Black is upon us, and by now, faithful viewers know to expect the horrors the show's characters endure on a day-to-day basis in a women's prison, though that doesn't make them any less disturbing. Between abusive prison guards, fighting among inmates, and worries about their friends and family back home, OITNB' s prisoners also have to find ways to take basic care of their bodies and minds while on the inside, and that's the unfortunate reality for millions of women. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to actually help women in prison if the series moves you in any way. You just need to know where to look. Litchfield may be a fictional institution, but its inmates' struggles mirror the daily lives of real women behind bars.

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