[Warning: Discussions of rape and sexual abuse. Also, spoilers for later episodes.]
Orange is the New Black catapults women's incarceration into the media spotlight—the show succeeds at humanizing women in prison while also raising the issues they confront.
However, the show sometimes falls back on stereotypes rather than being a platform to more seriously examine real-life issues, as one might expect from a series designed to be popular entertainment. While writers have already dug into how the show compares to the realities of prison, I think it's interesting to look at three real-life legal issues that come up in the show.
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