The life of Piper Chapman and her fellow inmates on "" isn't as hard as the real inmates in the Suffolk County Jail, where the Netflix series is filmed, according to The New York Civil Liberties Union. NYCLU says the condition in the real jail in Riverhead is way more disgusting than on the TV show.
"In real life, the inmates in the Suffolk County Jail, they're not treated like human beings," says Corey Staughton, an attorney with the NYCLU. "They're treated like animals." Thus, the NYCLU, who together with Shearman & Sterling has been representing inmates at the New York jail, has launched a campaign called "Humanity is the New Black" to draw attention to the issues faced by incarcerated people in real life.