After the success of her memoir and Netflix series based on her narrative, Piper Kerman has used her story's prominence as a platform for prison reform and called for a reevaluation on the meaning of rehabilitation. Much of her personal growth after her time in prison stemmed from writing, an activity she now teaches to men and women in Ohio State prisons.

Her message is clear: empower men and women incarcerated to grow and reflect in new ways, which cannot be accomplished with overflowing prisons that are filled past capacity. While thinking of other ways to hold people accountable will take time, Kerman's work certainly kick starts the conversation.