Sister’s story inspired “Orange is the New Black” character

Global Sisters Report

Sister Ardeth Platte, OP (Grand Rapids) is mentioned briefly in Piper Kerman’s memoir “Orange is the New Black.” Kerman and Platte did yoga together when they were serving prison sentences at a federal correction facility in Danbury, Connecticut. But the character inspired by Sister Ardeth’s story, Sister Jane Ingalls (played by Beth Fowler) has a larger role in the television series based on Kerman’s book. Jamie Manson of Global Sisters Report interviewed both Sister Ardeth and Beth Fowler for a recent article. Read more