Piper Kerman, author of the memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison" has participated at multiple TEDx in Prisons events shares her thoughts on women, women's colleges, incarceration and more. Below are talks she's given at TEDx in Prisons events at Muncy State and at Marion Correctional.
If we want prisoners to be transformed for the better, then an essential missing piece of the puzzle is higher education. Here's what we know: College education for prisoners works. People who get the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree while they are locked up have a recidivism rate of less than 6%.