Sometimes there is a bizarre confluence of events, where a work of fiction anticipates a real-world situation. This has happened with Orange Is the New Black, the fourth season of which was just released by Netflix on June 17. It is now on HOT Xtra VOD for free and on HOT Plus from Sunday through Thursday at 10:50 p.m.
Jenji Kohan, who created the series based on a memoir by an educated woman who spent a short time in prison, seems to have a knack for topicality. She also made Weeds, the series about a broke middle-class woman who turned to dealing pot, which seemed to anticipate the realestate market crash crisis of 2008.