When you hear stories about solitary housing units, or the SHU, in prison, what do you picture?
A small, grungy cell, where prisoners are fed disgusting looking loafs of food and attempt conversations with other inmates in solitary through a small vent in the wall?
The hit NetFlix show "Orange Is The New Black" is based on the memoir of a woman named Piper who spent 15 months in federal prison for her involvement in an international drug smuggling operation. But just how accurate of a prison portrayal is it?
That's something Dylan Matthews of the Washington Post has been looking into. He joins the show to explain.