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‘Orange Is the New Black’ author: From inmate to advocate

July 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM ET

Video: Piper Kerman, author of the book and inspiration for the popular Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” talks to TODAY special anchor Maria Shriver about advocating for prison reform for women, including reducing punishments for drug-related offenses and creating special programs for convicted felons who are mothers to help them stay with their children.

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