TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.
When Piper (Taylor Schilling) first enters prison, another inmate explains that people tend to stick to their own "tribes", racial or ethnic groups. The book describes the same phenomenon, and provides the demographic breakdown she experienced in prison "The minimum-security camp at Danbury housed approximately 200 women at any given time, though sometimes it climbed to a nightmarishly cramped 250. About half were Latina (Puerto Rican, Dominican, Colombian), about 24 percent white, 24 percent African-American and Jamaican, and then a very random smattering: one Indian, a couple of Middle Eastern women, one tiny Chinese woman in her sixties."
See for yourself she ain't right in the head. Never had all what belongs to her, poor thang. But we take what the Lord gives us...
Debbie Doggett: Anyhow, so's I understand it, supplemental security income benefits for little bessie bugs like mine is $314 a month. ...
In real life, Dascha Polanco is only two years younger than Elizabeth Rodriguez, who plays her mother.