Francesca Spina

Francesca Spina is an assistant professor in the Social Sciences department at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Her research interests include corrections, environmental justice, and the intersections of race, gender, and crime.
Feb 5, 2015
The Netflix produced television series, "Orange is the New Black," is a comedy-drama set in a women's prison in upstate New York. While the author finds it to be an entertaining show that touches on several important issues confronting incarcerated women, she has her own ideas...