Piper Kerman is an American memoirist. In 1998, she was indicted for money laundering and drug trafficking. She pleaded guilty and served 13 months in a minimum security prison located in Danbury, Connecticut.
Prison, Day One
by Piper Kerman
Being an inmate takes everything you have! It's like having an out of body experience in which you must come out of yourself and use all manner of determination, self-preservation, sacrifice, compromise, strength, and extreme measure of self-discipline to will yourself to do what is required: to will yourself into being an inmate.