The deck is stacked against women and girls of color in a major way. One estimate suggests that between 50 and 75 percent of adolescents who have spent time in juvenile detention centers are incarcerated later in life. A fifteen year old girl can become pregnant and miscarry all while living in a juvenile detention center. Employment options for someone convicted of a crime are extremely limited. Last month a report found that in New York, the practice is still common even though the state banned it in But since the show began, several actual former prisoners and experts in the field have have written about the differences between OITNB and prison IRL. Students convicted of drug-related offenses are ineligible for any federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. Suicide rates in juvenile detention facilities are more than four times higher than for adolescents overall.