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“Orange is the New Black” filming on near West Side Thursday
Piper Kerman deftly described her experience at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn. in her 2010 memoir “Orange is the New Black.”
Her tale both begins and ends in Chicago. Kerman decides to carry a suitcase on a flight to Europe while staying at the Congress Hotel, and returns to the Windy City years later after serving most of her sentence on the East Coast. She is required to testify in a related case and finds herself in a cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center when not in court.
Her story debuted on the small screen on Netflix last year. The cast is currently filming the second season — and in Chicago on Thursday.