Author Archive for Adam Dawson

“Wiccan, Yes. Dirty Hippie, Fuck No”: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange is the New Black Season 3, Episode 2

"They would have put Michelle Obama through the same treatment if she were in there."

Who Does This Show Empower? An Ex-Con Reviews Orange is the New Black Season 3, Episode 1

"Sneaking stuff in by way of a baby’s diaper on visiting day is like, a classic move."

Susan K.’s Story: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is The New Black, Part VI

My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s. When I asked her if she'd watched Orange Is the New Black, she said, “Dude, why in the hell would I want to watch a show about the worst four years of [...]

Dildo-Making and Smuggling Cigarettes: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is The New Black, Part V

My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s. When I asked her if she'd watched Orange Is the New Black, she said, “Dude, why in the hell would I want to watch a show about the worst four years of [...]

“We Ain’t Running After None of You Motherfuckers.” An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black, Part IV

My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s. When I asked her if she'd watched Orange Is the New Black, she said, “Dude, why in the hell would I want to watch a show about the worst four years of [...]

“The Blonde Bitch Wins Again”: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black, Part III

My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s. When I asked her if she'd watched Orange Is the New Black, she said, “Dude, why in the hell would I want to watch a show about the worst four years of [...]

No Fisting Parties in the Chapel: An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black, Part II

My friend Susan K. is a prosperous Virginia business-owner who served four years and change in a Maryland state prison for drug-related robbery charges in her 20s. When I asked her if she'd watched Orange Is the New Black, she said, “Dude, why in the hell would I want to watch a show about the worst [...]

“Where the Fuck Are All the Guards?!” An Ex-Con Reviews Orange Is the New Black

My friend, Susan K., began using heroin at the age of 19. Within three years, she was physically dependent on the drug, with several failed attempts at getting clean under her belt. She was 25 years old when she took part in three armed robberies for drug money over the course of three days.
Her then-boyfriend and accomplice [...]

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