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One Book One Campus: Orange is the New Black: Prison Statistics

Resources for students hoping to explore issues central to the 2014-2015 One Book One Campus selection "Orange is the New Black" in greater depth, including the prison system, motherhood, and female relationships.


The government and other organizations collect statistics on incarceration rates. Trying these sites will be helpful:

For a more holistic summary and comparison, see New York University School of Law's essay on the growing prison population.