Orange Is the New Black - Chapters 4-6 Summary & Analysis

Piper Kerman
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Chapter 4 began with orientation, in which Piper and eight other new inmates were required to attend a day long orientation session in which they were introduced to all of the prison major departments in the most lackluster presentation possible. Many of the presentation speakers were extremely condescending, while others seemed to pity the inmates. It was here that Piper was fully exposed to the lack of help available to inmates who were ailing or abused. Healthcare was only available for those with life threatening illnesses and sexual harassment accusations against those in power would go nowhere, as the only evidence would be the word of the inmate. It seemed, by the end of the presentation, that all of the prison’s assistance programs were no more than a charade.

After the presentation, Piper returned to the main camp, where she and the other...

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