Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
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Did You Know?
In the real case that was the basis for the book, the man who was indicted as the "kingpin" of the heroin smuggling ring that the Piper was convicted for participating in was a Nigerian businessman named Buruji Kashamu. Although he was indicted in 1998, Kashamu was never successfully extradited to stand trial. He claims it was all a case of mistaken identity, and his now-deceased brother was the actual heroin smuggler. In 2015, Kashamu was elected senator from the Ogun state of Nigeria. See more
The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men
without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons. See more
[about coping in prison
Work hard to make something as beautiful and meaningful as you can and when you're done, pack it in and know it was all temporary.