I highly recommend this book and the TV show that is based off of it. They are of course very different in tone but the important parts are still there.
The TV show is a tight mix of dramatic and funny while the book pulls you into the bureaucracy of it all even more. Both show you how weird/messed up prison can be.
If you're like me you'll find yourself watching the show as fast as possible and then wanting to read the book ASAP.