The popular Netflix drama “Orange Is The New Black” might offer a somewhat stylized version of life at Danbury’s Federal Correctional Institution, the prison on which the series is based.
But the drama has accomplished one thing, according to those who have served time in Danbury — it’s raised awareness of issues facing incarcerated women. “That is a good thing,” said former inmate Beatrice Codianni, who spent about 15 years in Danbury on a racketeering charge and now lives in New Haven.
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