Women's Prison Association

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Miss America Was in an Abusive Relationship, and She Wants to Talk About It

    Most years, the Miss America pageant is good for just three things: ridicule, outrage, and jingoistic state pride. It was all true again this year (and speaking of the latter, BOW DOWN, OTHER STATES, BECAUSE IT'S MISS NEW YORK FOR THE THREEPEAT!!!) But this year, it might also be good for somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Piper Kerman Says 'Orange Is The New Black' Prison in Danbury, Connecticut Plans to Transfer Female Inmates to Alabama

    Orange Is The New Black, everyone's new favorite show, is based on a true story. Officer Porn-stache, Big Red the prison cook, and Piper Chapman, the sweet, yuppie purveyor of artisan bath products-turned-convicted felon--they're all modeled after real people. Lichfield Correctional Facility, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Live: Naughty By Nature at Southpaw

    Naughty By Nature Southpaw March 16 In middle school, an older female cousin of mine asked if I knew what O.P.P. meant. I admitted that I didn't. "Other People's Privates," she said. "Okay," I said, still unclear about it. How did one come to be "down with O.P.P." exactly? Was it cool or shameful? ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 4, 2009


    Naughty by Nature? Seriously?

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Cell Block

    City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • News

    May 25, 1999

    It Takes a TV

    Like the Net, Public-Access Television Brings Power to the People