What is prison like?
We live in an age of prisons, after all. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. And Americans are curious, consuming books, articles, films and TV shows about life in lock up. Many of them, like the Netflix-produced program “Orange is the New Black,” set miniature human dramas against the clanging of doors, bars and food trays.
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Down in the Chapel
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