Piper Kerman will speak on criminal justice reform as part of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics’ Chambers Lecture series on Feb. 19 in Gasson Hall, room 100. Kerman is the author of the best-selling memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, which chronicles the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. Her book explores the experience of incarceration and the lives of the women she met in prison, and was adapted into the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” Kerman is an award-winning advocate for prison and criminal justice reform. She has testified before the U.S. Senate on solitary confinement, women prisoners, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Her talk begins at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and seating is on first-come, first-served basis.
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