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Red's Crew

    Gina 

Gina Murphy

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Played By: Abigail Savage

A member of Red's crew in the prison kitchen, it is implied that she was incarcerated for murder and embezzlement. She is often seen with Norma Romano.


  • Animal Motifs: She is often compared to a squirrel, because of her squirrel-like appearance and constantly being around Red.
  • Butt-Monkey: Nobody ever takes her seriously. And she tasted the gravy that Pornstache had pissed in.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: In Season 5, Gina manages to turn off the alarm that drives everyone crazy, then restores the power after it's been out for a day, and is put out when no one mutters so much as a thank you.
  • Noodle Incident: The reason she's in prison involves embezzlement, theft, and some dude getting shot/shooting himself.
  • Number Two: For Red during Season 1, but following one of Red's botched schemes she suffers from severe burns and abandons her. Gina eventually forgives Red, but they never become as close as they once were.
  • Only Sane Woman: Gina tends to be the level-headed voice of reason in whatever situation she finds herself. She abandons her reasonable stance as she grows increasingly obsessed with Norma's 'religion'. She gains this status back in Season 5, enough that she's one of only a small handful of people Frieda considers intelligent and level-headed enough to join her in her private bunker. Notably, Gina is the only one below middle age.
  • Scars Are Forever: She gets several burn scars due to Red, not thinking that Gina would be the one operating it, messing with an oven after Gloria takes over the kitchen.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She'd never been a particularly nice person, but after her burns she becomes much more irritable and short-tempered.
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    Norma 

Norma Romano

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Played By: Annie Golden

A member of Red's crew who doesn't speak. She works in the prison kitchen, and a flashback reveals that she was the first inmate Red interacted with upon her own arrival. She is often seen with Gina Murphy, as the two of them work in the kitchens together and cater to all of Red's needs.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sweet, supportive, a good friend, and murdered her husband for being a jerkass, a cult leader, and verbally abusive for about 30 years.
  • Cult: Joined one back in The '70s, and becomes the center of one in prison
  • Cute Mute: Older than most examples, but she doesn't speak and her round features and Nice Girl tendencies make her rather adorable.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Her murder of her verbally abusive husband and abandonment of the bossy Red in season 3.
  • A God Am I: Is worshipped by a group of women in the prison, because of her comforting gestures. She rather enjoys it, too.
  • A God I Am Not: She ultimately seems to reject the worship after Poussey calls the group out on excluding Soso and for the group losing its original focus.
  • Granola Girl: She joined a hippie commune when she was younger, becoming one of several wives to the cult leader.
  • Hidden Depths: Uses her voice for the first time in the season 1 finale, displaying a beautiful singing voice and surprising everyone during the Christmas pageant.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Norma was a lovely red-haired girl when she was young.
  • Nice Girl: The one mantra that she holds her new religion to is "Kindness".
  • Not So Different: From her husband
  • Precision F-Strike: "Son of a BITCH!" When her abusive cult-leader husband finally pushes her too far.
  • The Reveal: Norma's flashbacks show that the reason she never speaks is a severe stutter.note 
  • The Voiceless: Never speaks, or uses sign language, or even tries to use body gestures. She only communicates through writing.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gets one from Gloria, an actual Santeria practitioner, for practicing a Theme Park Version of Santeria.

The White Supremacists

    Sankey 

Kasey Sankey

Played By: Kelly Karbacz

  • Bald of Evil: Averted, much to the chagrin of the other members of her clique.
  • The Dragon: To a somewhat unwilling Piper for most of season 4. Even after Piper doesn't hang with their white supremacist group anymore, she shows some amount of loyalty and defends her to the others, claiming she'll "come around" eventually.
  • Enemy Mine: Detests the non-white inmates, but will team up with them effectively against the guards.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Claims she wouldn't hit Suzanne despite being a white supremacist, on account of her being mentally challenged. She's also willing to work with the black inmates when it becomes increasingly clear that one of the guards is a complete sociopath and they need to get rid of him.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a lovely singing voice, as seen at the coffee shop talent show.
  • I Resemble That Remark!: If someone calls her a Nazi, she gets really offended... and proceeds to use a racial slur as a comeback.
  • Insistent Terminology: She's a white nationalist, NOT a Nazi. It's something of a Berserk Button for her.
  • Kick the Dog: Does a lot of it herself, but is on the receiving end of it by the sociopathic guard Humphrey when he keeps mistreating her in the interrogation waiting room. While this would usually qualify as Kick the Son of a Bitch due to her abhorrent racism, the fact that it could have been anyone else and that it goes way overboard qualifies as this.
  • The Leader: Of the white supremacist group.
  • Not So Different: Not that she's aware, but for all her racism and Islamophobia, Sankey and Alison Abdullah both share ideas about how to raise their daughters, and struggle with their partners sleeping with other women after agreeing to a polyamorous relationships.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: It becomes increasingly clear that she's a racist, ultimately culminating in her spearheading a white supremacist movement within Litchfield.
  • Real Women Don't Wear Dresses: Seems to believe in this philosophy, and doesn't like her daughter taking interest in princesses.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Finds out her boyfriend his started a relationship with another woman. She's heartbroken.

    Brandy 

Brandy

Played By: Asia Kate Dillon

  • Bald of Evil: It only emphasizes that she is a neo-nazi.
  • Big Eater: It's actually very subtle, but if you watch closely, she sneaks food off of her friends's plates. She also overly eager to get all the food promised by Judy King.
  • The Dragon: To Sankey, after Piper refuses to hang out with their group anymore.
  • Hidden Depths: Appears to be significantly smarter than the rest of the white supremacists. She's also very adept in the kitchen.
  • Odd Friendship: She occasionally gets along well with Ouija, despite Ouija being Hispanic and Brandy being, well, a Neo-Nazi. Although since Ouija and her group are the thugs of the Spanish Harlem, it's also an instance of Not So Different, and in the end of season 5 the Neo-Nazis and them team up to resist the forces storming the prison.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She's Sankey's right-hand woman. She's also in prison for stealthily poisoning non-white customers at her coffee shop.
  • Tattooed Crook: She's got several tattoos, including a Confederate flag on her neck.

    Skinhead Helen 

Helen Van Maele/Skinhead Helen

  • All Girls Like Ponies: The factor deciding the best offer in auction for Judy King in Helen's eyes? Unicorn stickers.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Helen is tall, muscled and is considered to be the hot one of her group.
  • Bald of Evil: As per neo-nazi tradition.
  • Big Eater: Just like Brandy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Seems to serve this role in her clique. She's tall and generally taking orders from either Brandy or Sankey.
  • Enemy Mine: Excitedly dubs the Latino/White Supremacist alliance "Team Latte".
  • Laughably Evil: Helen is the funny one of her group, both because of her ditziness and genuine sense of humor.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Considered to be the "hot one" out of the white supremacist group by the guards.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She's a neo-nazi. Duh.
  • Preppy Name: Her birth name is Helen Van Maele.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has a series of stars on her face, as well as other Neo-Nazi tattoos.
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The Golden Girls

    Frieda 

Frieda Berlin

Played By: Dale Soules

  • Affably Evil: Murdered a bunch of people and is willing to murder more, but she's a fun person to be around and willing to help Alex and Lolly out after they need to get rid of a body.
  • Bungled Suicide: Her first appearance in Season 6 shows she tried to kill herself by cutting her wrists. The only reason she’s alive is cause of the guards.
  • Cool Old Lady: Despite her age, she's one of the most competent characters.
  • Creepy Child: Was more interested in murder and doom than playing with toys.
  • Daddy's Girl: As a child, she was very close to her father who taught her a myriad of survival skills. In the present, she keeps a portrait of him in her secret room.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has a very dry sense of humor.
  • Evil Old Folks: Played with. Most of the elderly Litchfield inmates are implied to have been transferred in from Max, and serving lengthy sentences for violent crimes, and Freida is no exception to this. But she was also plenty creepy in her youth.
  • Fiery Redhead: Implied to still be natural, as she uses a swiped bottle of bleach to give herself gray hair when she's attempting to get shifted off to Florida block.
  • Groin Attack: Frieda is in prison for having sliced off her husband's penis with a butcher knife! And it was dull!
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Always firmly on the side of the mostly good inmates, but also thinks Murder Is the Best Solution.
  • It Amused Me: Gets involved in covering up a murder in prison and disposing of the corpse because she's bored.
  • MacGyvering: Thanks to her childhood background as a talented girl scout she can give even Chang a run for her money in this department.
  • Nerves of Steel: Nothing ever seems to shake her, not even the process of cutting up and burying a body, the prospect of getting questioned or tortured about it, or nearly getting caught for it. Then again, when you've killed as many people as she has (and disposed of the bodies), it'd be pretty hard to rattle you too.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Or she'll murder you, probably.
  • Noodle Incident:
    Frieda: I once killed a cop with his own pistol! Wait, did I ever get caught for that? Lord, I'm gettin' old.
  • Obfuscating Disability: In Season 6, while being interrogated about the events of the riot, she pretends to be doddering and weak, thus hiding the fact that she is actually one of the more cunning inmates.
  • Serial Killer: Has killed at least four or five people, though she can't remember how many murders she's committed or how many she actually got caught for. (Hilariously, the reason she's in a minimal security prison is most likely her good conduct while she was in max.)note 
  • Skewed Priorities: Played for Laughs. When the body she helped Alex and Lolly bury is found in the garden, and Piscatella starts pulling dozens of suspected inmates for questioning, only Red is summoned of their group. Rather than being relieved that she doesn't have to be questioned, she's offended that they didn't consider her a possibility since she's killed (at least) "four people in one year!"
  • Training from Hell: Her paranoid father left her alone in the middle of woods with just a knife and a vial of water to test her survival skills, and then complains that she didn't make it home fast enough.

    Jimmy 

Jimmy Cavanaugh

Played By: Patricia Squire

One of the "Golden Girls", Jimmy is an elderly woman with severe dementia or Alzheimer's.


  • Gender-Blender Name: Jimmy is traditionally a man's name.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: After harming herself when she mistakes the chapel altar for a diving board, the prison gives her compassionate release. Given the fact that she has no where to go and has severe dementia, it's pretty much a death sentence for her.
  • Scatter Brained Senior: Played very much so for drama. Especially when she is given compassionate release.

    Taslitz 

Taslitz

Played By: Judith Anna Roberts

  • Evil Old Folks: Taslitz speaks very casually about murdering people.
  • Perilous Old Fool: Taslitz decides to shiv Vee even though she's so nearsighted that she can't even tell that she's stabbing the wrong person.

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Other White Inmates

    Angie 

Angie Rice

Played By: Julie Lake

Leanne's friend, and another former follower of Pennsatucky.


  • The Atoner: In the Season 5 finale, she and Leanne burn all of the prisoner's disciplinary records, in an effort to do something good for a change.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: More so than Leanne, who is more spiteful and mean. Angie is good-humored and fun-oriented, and mostly manages to stay funny even when she terrorizes the prison with a gun, plots to cut off a man's finger or forces him to sexually satisfy Leanne in season 5.
  • The Caligula: Gets hold of the gun in Season 5 and starts running the prison. Everyone is terrified because unlike the previous gun holders, she's incredibly unpredictable and rash.
  • The Ditz: She is easily and measurably dumber than Leanne, and is aware of this.
  • The Dragon: To Leanne.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: She is mostly shown goofing around and not being able to execute the simplest thought processes.
  • Heel Realization: Comes to think that maybe her and Leanne might be villains and not heroes in the story they're in.
  • Perky Female Minion: Of Pennsatucky and then Leanne. She is dumber than both of them — which says a lot — but in contrast to either isn't aggressive or mean.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She just follows Pennsatucky's and later Leanne's lead and is rather cheerful and not actively malicious. In the third season she even confesses to Tucky that she's always liked her, the conflict being Leanne's idea.
  • Put on a Bus: Subverted. She got mistakenly released, but got caught back in the very same episode because, not unlike Taystee, she did not know what to do outside of prison.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Incredibly, massively unsafe with a gun, repeatedly pointing it at Leanne with her finger on the trigger and utterly incapable of remembering where she put it.
  • Those Two Girls: With Leanne, bordering on Those Two Bad Guys but they're largely too ineffective to be seen as true threats.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She and Leanne have always been a pair of unstable bullies, which is an unpleasant combination to begin with. In the wake of season 5's riot they take it up a notch and become downright sadistic towards their hostages and fellow inmates alike.

    Leanne 

Leanne Taylor

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Played By: Emma Myles

An inmate who is often seen with Pennsatucky. She almost fanatically follows everything Pennsatucky says and is her groupie or right-hand woman. She is also addicted to drugs and has been seen exchanging sexual favors with Mendez.


  • The Bully: To Pennsatucky in Season 2, and Soso in Season 3. Starts bullying Tucky hardcore in Season 5
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. She seems rather dim, and considering Pennsatucky is the brains of the operation, that should say something about Leanne's intelligence. However, in Season 3 it's revealed that she's an Amish so it may be that a lot of her trouble is from lack of exposure as opposed to intelligence. Confirmed when she's shown able to understand and speak (Pennsylvania) German with Poussey in one instance.
  • The Dragon: She was an ineffectual one for Pennsatucky during Season 1.
  • Grew a Spine: In Season 2. She becomes much more confident in Pennsatucky's absence, realizing how much nicer things are without her around.
  • Hidden Depths: She might seem like a dim follower, and she is, but it stems from a rather complex and even tragic life filled with internal conflict. To wit: she's Amish. She went on Rumspringa and fell into the midst of a Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll-fueled meth ring run by other Amish and ex-Amish youths. But she decided to go back to the church, and was ready to lead the bonneted life and get baptized—but then the cops found the sole remnant of her Rumspringa life, which unfortunately included several baggies of methamphetamine. Even that didn't directly lead to her arrest; the cops planted a wire on her and sent her to inform on the ring of her former friends. When the kids get arrested, the other Amish in the community shun her and her family—because sinners or no, the kids she sent to prison were their children. That leads Leanne to run away from home, to spare her parents the shame; she presumably is arrested sometime thereafter.
    • She is at least slightly aware of gun safety, repeatedly pushing the gun away from her as Angie points the gun at her.
  • Hypocrite: Leanne cuts Pennsatucky off in Season 2 when she realizes how much nicer it is around without prison without the girl stirring up drama. Leanne herself quickly takes Pennsatucky's place as a vindictive bully for the rest of the series. That is, when she's not too high to function.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Leanne doesn't seem all that bad, and is mostly a subordinate to Pennsatucky. She gets less villianous but more effectual come Season 3, in regards to Norma's new "religion" and how seriously she takes it.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Her and Angie's beliefs about getting the prison RN to do a "finger transplant", and the significance of the donor.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She's irritated but not traumatized by her finger getting (accidentally) shot off in Season 5. Possibly justified due to her being high off her ass most of the time.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Unlike Pennsatucky, she never seems to think about her racism and homophobia, and seems to equally despise Black and Asian inmates.
  • Those Two Girls: With Angie, from Season 2 onwards. They are usually seen together as comic relief. Often bordering on Those Two Bad Guys but they're largely too ineffective to be seen as true threats.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In Season 2, particularly when Pennsatucky comes back. Her jerk-assery is redirected in Season 3 toward anyone who threatens her place in Norma's group of followers (particularly Soso), though it's made more understandable when we see her reasons for being in the prison.
  • Troubled Abuser: She tries to explain to Soso that her defensive behavior comes out from being a member of a community which "get shat on a lot."
  • Villainous Friendship:
    • With Pennsatucky, who she admires and trails after. It comes to an end in the second season, however. Though the third season's finale hints they might have made up.
    • A stronger case can be made for her friendship with Angie, whom she's never apart from.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She's convinced that her and Angie are Flounder and Sebastian, "the lovable clowns". While they're really clowns, they're less than lovable and Angie rightfully starts suspecting that they might be more of an Ursula than an Ariel.

    Yoga Jones 

Erica "Yoga" Jones

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Played By: Constance Shulman

An older white inmate who teaches yoga.


  • The Alcoholic: Prior to her conviction, she was (by her own admission) a drunk.
  • The Atoner: She feels terrible about her crime, and desires nothing more than a sense of redemption for it.
  • Berserk Button: Bringing up her crime is a good way to get yourself bitch-slapped. When it comes to Yoga Jones, if you act shit you get hit.
  • Bi the Way: Doesn't talk about or display much in the way of sexual proclivity for most of the series, but has a drug-fueled threesome with Luschek and Judy King in season 4.
  • Dark Secret: The reason for her imprisonment, more so than anyone else's. She accidentally shot an eight-year-old, thinking he was one of the deer that had been eating her marijuana supply.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's incredibly sweet most of the time, but if you push her, she's capable of some pretty choice snark.
  • Drunk with Power: Played for Laughs. Uses her status as Judy King's roommate to get a seltzer water maker.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Twice over. Given the context for her backstory, she's almost certainly in jail for possession with intent to distribute, rather than the involuntary manslaughter of an eight year old boy she tortures herself over. This means she's serving harder time due to the War on Drugs than she otherwise would, but doesn't care because she feels she deserves it.
  • Granola Girl: She has a gentle hippie mentality.
  • Hypocrite: She spends most of season four lecturing Judy King about how ashamed she should be of "living like the 1%" in an overcrowded prison, yet enjoys the perks of being her roommate to the fullest.
  • Nice Girl: Even when paired with Sister Ingalls, she appears as the sweetest of the duo. She often appears to be the most consistently kind-hearted and caring person in the entire show.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her given name is Erica, but everyone calls her 'Yoga'.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Her relationship with her new bunkmate Judy King, which culminates in a threesome.

    Sister Ingalls 

Sister Jane Ingalls

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Played By: Beth Fowler

A nun who helps with services in the prison chapel. Jane is in prison for chaining herself in place at a nuclear weapons base during a political protest. In spite of her faith, Jane accepts Sophia as a close friend and strongly dislikes Pennsatucky's religious fundamentalism. She is shown to be rather modernistic and "hip" in her faith and views.


  • Chekhov's Skill: As a nun, she has extensive knowledge of the Bible. She utilizes this to spread the teachings of Catholicism, and also... trick a Rabbi into thinking she is Jewish in order to eat Kosher meals in prison.
  • Cool Old Lady: Very good at offering helpful insight to Sophia and can deadpan deflect Pennsatucky's attempts at claiming 'Third Amendment rights' by quoting the actual Third Amendment from memory. She is also one of the few non-Jewish inmates (if not the only one) that manages to fool the rabbi to keep eating kosher meals. She's also fairly progressive on LGBT issues and sympathetic to people regardless of their religion or background.
  • Crisis of Faith: In season two, it's apparent that she throws herself into activism because God only ever "mumbles" when she talks to him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: A rare good example. Even as a nun who attempts to be compassionate to everyone, Soso annoys her to no end. The fact that she tells Soso to "shut the fuck up" really establishes how annoying Soso is.
  • Good Shepherd: Even not compared to Pennsatucky, she's possibly the kindest and most level-headed character (let alone Christian) on the show.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: A possible contributing factor to the guards being unwilling to put her in the SHU. Her bad behavior is easily written off due to her status as a nun.
  • It's All About Me: She was excommunicated by the Catholic Church because a lot of her preachings and demonstrations seemed to be more about showcasing herself to the public and hogging the spotlight out of a desire for attention.
  • Not So Above It All: She is one of the women who attempt to convince the rabbi they're Jewish in order to get the access to kosher meals. And she is the only one who succeeds. Did we mention she's a nun?
  • Nun Too Holy: Frequently invoked by others, but subverted: people try to demonize her for various reasons by claiming she murdered someone.
  • Odd Friendship: Though Sophia initially saddled up to her to try and get her post-menopausal estrogen supplements, the two became legitimate friends.
  • Poke the Poodle: Her attempts to get sent to SHU to find Sophia, while normally a pretty good excuse to get in, are not good enough when the SHU is overcrowded. She eventually gets in when she slaps Gloria, though she has to amplify it by delivering an awkward, attempting to be racist insult afterwards.
  • Precision F-Strike: Tells Soso to "shut the fuck up" in season 2.
  • Put on a Bus: After being sent to SHU in Season 4 to try and help Sophia , Season 5 reveals she was compassionately released when she contracted pneumonia. Her current state of health and whereabouts are unknown.

    Anita 

Anita DeMarco

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Played By: Lin Tucci

An older Italian-American inmate who was one of the first to befriend Piper. Piper learns that when DeMarco first arrived in prison many years earlier, she had a heart attack, and now sleeps with a face mask and CPAP machine. DeMarco is a constant roommate of Miss Rosa, and they seem to have a steady stream of newbies who stay in their room until the newbies are assigned permanent bunks.


  • Ascended Extra: After sparing appearances in season 1, Anita has more appearances in season 2, then even more in Season 3.
  • Cool Old Lady: While not elderly, she's been in Litchfield as long as Red, and helps show Piper the ropes and is just a generally cool person.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the first season she mentions that she would never let that "he/she"(Sophia) touch her hair, however in season two she is seen having her hair treated by Sophia without fuss.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Anita definitely has her moments of sarcasm.
  • Dirty Old Woman: When the guards were targeting Latina inmates for frisking, Anita convinced a particularly handsome guard to frisk her, insisting she was Hispanic. This was clearly done so she could get felt up by him.
  • The Mentor: To Piper, briefly.

    Weeping Woman 

Weeping Woman

Played By: Tamara Torres

This unnamed inmate is frequently seen hogging the phones at Litchfield while crying.


    Maureen 

Maureen Kukudio

Played By: Emily Althaus

An inmate who takes a liking to Suzanne's smut fiction.


  • All There in the Manual: She is never called by her name in the show, until Season 4.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She turns out to be far more unhinged than anyone initially suspected, to the point of vindictiveness and even violence. In Season 5 she stealthily messes with Humphrey's IV, resulting in him having a seizure.
  • Bury Your Gays: Kukudio was a lesbian and died sometime between season 5 and 6 from a surgery gone wrong.
  • Bus Crash: In the season 5 finale, we last see Kukudio being taken out of medical by the riot officers and quite literally, placed on a bus, albeit a prison transfer bus. In season six, Alex confirms that she died after a botched surgery.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She is too weird, even for Suzanne. Also, her Establishing Character Moment shows her trying to strip in the yard.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: She is shown to masturbate in her bunk while reading "Time Humping Chronicles", not minding her bunkmate being present.
  • Facial Horror: Her face is swollen from the beating Suzanne gives her in season 4. By the end of season 5, it's swollen up even more due to elephantiasis.
  • Irony: Maureen is a tall, white, blond(ish) woman who begins to stalk and pursue Suzanne, among others writing her a poem, describing her sexual longings in a way that makes the pursued party uncomfortable and generally acting so weird that she manages to creep Suzanne — yes, Suzanne — out at one point. The situation is basically the reverse of that of Suzanne and Piper in the first season.
  • Karma Houdini: Despite being the person who is actually responsible for Humphrey's death, after she blows bubbles into his IV line which cause him to have a stroke that, thanks to the lack of proper medical attention, ultimately proves fatal, her role in it ultimately goes unnoticed, meaning that Daya, who inflicted a nasty but otherwise quite survivable gunshot wound on Humphrey ends up being the one who takes the fall.
  • Killed Off for Real: Alex states she died between season 5 and season 6, stating a surgery caused an infection that eventually lead to her death.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Kukudio is a conventionally feminine young woman and is attracted to Suzanne.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: She is, at first glance, quite nice and quite perverted.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Her interest in Suzanne starts from becoming a fan of her works, but Maureen quickly develops an infatuation with the author herself.
  • Tsundere: One day she's flirting with Suzanne, the next day she's tricking Suzanne into sex only to stop halfway through and tell her off for ditching her at the cottage, the next day she's flirting with Suzanne again, the day after that she's volunteering to fistfight Suzanne at the behest of the guards.

    Lolly 

Lolly Whitehill

Played By: Lori Petty & Christina Brucato

  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's obvious that there's something wrong with her, but it's never actually stated what. (Though it seems like schizophrenia.)
  • A Friend in Need: While not exactly besties with Alex, when she sees one of the CO's strangling her to death with his belt, she does not hesitate to curb-stomp him to death.
  • The Bus Came Back: Lori Petty was originally just a guest star in the premiere for Season 2, but she came back as a recurring character in Season 3. This made for awkward conversation when she pretended not to remember Piper after being transferred to Litchfield.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Lolly is more than a little loony; she's a paranoid conspiracy theorist who isn't on speaking terms with reality.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: She's eventually revealed to believe in a number of conspiracies of varying insanity. She believes the NSA is out to get her, Alex is a possible assassin, Jews control the media, and other mental things.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Against Aydin; she actually does stomp on him quite a few times.
  • Hidden Depths: During her flashback; she managed to survive quite well despite being homeless, and had found a way to (temporarily) quiet "the voices."
  • The Mole: Alex originally believes that Lolly was sent by her former boss Kubra to kill her, but Lolly was actually spying on her because she's a crazy conspiracy theorist who thinks Alex is an assassin.
  • Morality Pet: For Healy in Season 4; Healy is at his best when dealing with Lolly.
  • Nice Girl: Underneath the insanity, she has a good heart and wants to help people.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Is sent to psych at the end of Season 4.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Her entire life has been one unending stream of misery, all stemming from her mental illness and an incompetent system that's unable to help her. The tragic thing is, Lolly is clearly intelligent and would probably be able to live a normal life with the right treatment but she's fallen through the gaps.

    Stella 

Stella Carlin

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Played By: Ruby Rose

A young Australian inmate assigned to the prison's new garment factory with Piper. Strikingly beautiful, androgynous and intelligent, but also somewhat mysterious, she takes an immediate shine to Piper, and the two become fast friends.


  • Advertised Extra: The appearance of Ruby Rose in the show has been long awaited and hyped up, but Stella turned out to be a minor character. Nevertheless, it didn't stop Rose from becoming a superstar upon the season's release, her popularity rivaling that only fellow non-main cast member Laverne Cox.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Short hair, tattoos, and only identifies as female "for lack of a better option". Ruby Rose, who plays Stella, actually identifies as non-binary/genderfluid.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She gets a full-nude scene that is designed to showcase her beauty, particularly in front of Piper.
  • Mysterious Past: Not revealed so far, except that her parents moved back to Australia. And may remain that way since she is now in Max.
  • Pop-Cultural Osmosis: Seems to be knowledgeable about furries and bronies.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Piper gets her sent to Max after she learns Stella stole her money.
  • Satellite Love Interest: She exists to look hot and revolve around Piper.
  • Tattooed Crook: By far the most colorful of the inmates in this regard.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Piper's Girly Girl.

    Judy 

Judy King

Played By: Blair Brown

A celebrity chef who self surrenders to Litchfield after being arrested for tax evasion.


  • Affably Evil: She can be pretty souless, but still is charming and friendly.
  • At Least I Admit It: Often gets annoyed with Yoga Jones' preaching against enjoying the luxuries of a Luxury Prison Suite because, like Jones, she didn't turn it down, and unlike Jones, she is open about how much she enjoys the perks of her situation.
  • Bi the Way: She refers to having had make-out sessions with Nigella Lawson in the past. She also has a threesome with Yoga Jones and Luschek.
  • Fair Weather Friend: As nice and helpful as she might seem, when the chips are down, Judy only cares about herself.
  • It's All About Me: As Yoga Jones, Luscheck and Judy herself admits, her first priority is always number one. She'll help someone when it's at little expense or inconvenience to herself, or if she can get something out of it, but otherwise she'll leave 'em high and dry.
  • Luxury Prison Suite: Due to the Litchfield administration's fear of a lawsuit, she gets considerably more space for herself than the other inmates, along with other privileges. They're not happy about this.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Judy is shown to be lustful and sexually adventurous, being in a polyamorous relationship with a boyfriend and husband and referencing numerous sexual escapades. This does however veer into predatory non-consensual territory when she extorts Luschek into sex and later manipulates him and Yoga into a threesome by getting them high on molly. This is mostly played for laughs, though Yoga and Luschek are clearly feeling very uncomfortable and used afterwards.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Is very, very good at getting people to do whatever she wants, as Yoga Jones and Luscheck both find out.
  • Never Live It Down: In-universe. She had done a puppet show with some rather politically incorrect puppets back in the 80s.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's this series' Expy for Martha Stewart and Paula Deen. Acknowledged in season 5 when Cindy calls her a 'D-List Martha Stewart'.
  • Pet the Dog: Just before Poussey's death, she gives Poussey her actual office number to call for a job when she gets out of Litchfield.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In keeping with her status as an expy for Paula Deen, Judy has some antiquated Racist Grandma tendencies, though she manages to hide them behind a very charming and friendly mask.
  • Some of My Best Friends Are X: When the controversy about her racially... outdated puppet show gets leaked, she protests that she's not racist because some of her employees are black, and she donates to a lot of inner city charities.
  • Supreme Chef: She's a beloved celebrity chef who had her own show.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: She's famous and beloved for her sweet, caring, charming, traditional Southern mother-type persona, but this is just a front she uses to get what she wants.

    Tricia 

Tricia Miller

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Played By: Madeline Brewer

An inmate who grew up on the streets and one of the youngest inmates, Miller is a drug addict and lesbian who sports a tattoo on her throat and trademark blonde cornrows. While outside prison, Tricia showed kleptomaniac tendencies, often taking things that she promised herself she would later pay for. She kept a list of all the things she ever stole with the intention of settling all her debts when she had the money.


  • Abusive Parents: She makes reference to her rapist stepdad.
  • Butt-Monkey: She's had a terrible life. And it ends in a terrible way.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's heavily implied that Tricia's father sexually abused her, which led to her living on the streets and resorting to petty crime and shoplifting to survive.
  • Dumb Blonde: Tricia is a sweet girl, but is cursed by her lack of education as much as an innate lack of intelligence.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Downplayed, but being Mercy's alternative for Big Boo, definitely makes her the feminine one in comparison.
  • Nice Girl: One of the most sincere and genuinely nice inmates of the cast. Even girls who didn't regularly interact with her comment on her "good vibe."
  • List of Transgressions: Keeps a notebook with a list of everything she's ever stolen, so she can eventually make amends.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Discussed by her former clique.

    Loretta 

Loretta

Played By: Cristina J. Huie

Leanne's friend, and another former follower of Pennsatucky.


  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She is one of Pennsatucky's followers in season 1, but disappears somewhere in season 2, so Leanne and Angie become a duo act.

C-Block

    Carol 

Carol Denning

Played by: Henny Russell, Ashley Jordyn (young)

The leader of the C-Block gang who was double-crossed by Frieda in their early years at Max, leading to Frieda's transfer to camp and Carol getting 30 years added to her sentence.


  • Ax-Crazy: Her ultimate goal is to murder Frieda as payback for adding 30 years to her sentence. She was also this in her youth, considering it was her idea to murder her kid sister Debbie along with Barb, and Carol was even drawing out ideas in her notebook.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With her sister Barb in season six, though Carol is arguably the more vicious of the two.
  • Black Sheep: Bitterly reflects that her mother won't visit her in prison. To add insult to injury her mom still visits Barbara, who is just as responsible for Debbie's murder as Carol is.
  • Cain and Abel: Has this relationship with Barb, and both of them were like this with their younger sister Debbie.
  • Catchphrase: "Bull-true."
  • Desperately Craves Affection: According to her actresses, she is this. Evidenced in flashbacks by her attention-seeking, overly physical and intimate interactions with others.
  • Evil Is Petty: Carol and Barb feud for decades and ultimately kill each other because both of them claimed that the 'glass of ice' story happened to them. Oh, and they killed their little sister because they had to move because of her.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: She is one of the few inmates seen wearing glasses and one of the Big Bads of Season 6.
  • Hot-Blooded: As a young woman, she was quick to anger and easily set off. Whether it was going after her kid sister with a hatchet, choking someone for asking for one of her jawbreakers, or screaming a war cry before running shiv-in-hand at Barbara, Carol did not half-ass her aggression.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The last time we see her, she has a shiv in her back while crawling to her death.
  • Large Ham: When she was younger. She was... expressive, to say the least.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She and Barb manipulate their respective gangs into fighting each other, but actually they just want to cause a distraction in order to infiltrate Florida and kill Frieda.
  • Mutual Kill: She and Barb kill each other in the season finale over the ice story.
  • Self-Serving Memory: She and Barb feud over each claiming a "glass of ice" story happened to them. It turns out It didn't happen to either of them but another waitress who told them the story.
  • The Sociopath: Not only does she not show any doubt or regret about killing her little sister by locking her up in a car and pushing it into a frozen lake, she enjoys doing it.
  • Sweet Tooth: Specifically refers to herself as one and is almost always seen with a lollipop or jawbreaker in her mouth.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Almost always seen with a lollipop in her mouth.
  • Womanchild: Doesn't seem to have mentally progressed past adolescence. Makes sense, since she's been incarcerated since her teens.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She and Barb killed their pre-teen sister.

    Badison 

Madison "Badison" Murphy

Played by: Amanda Fuller

Carol's right-hand woman who was initially Red's new bunkie but soon became Piper's, and quickly an extreme nuisance.


  • Alliterative Name: Madison Murphy
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She wants to be the boss but no one takes her seriously. Both allies and enemies know Carol is the real threat.
  • The Dragon: She is this for Carol.
  • Evil Is Petty: Keeps trying to plant heroin on Piper in an attempt to get her more time, even though Piper actually points out to her that if she hates having her around she should just let her get out in a few months time.
  • Freudian Excuse: She was bullied at school, now she is a bully herself.
  • Hate Sink: She's shown to be a mean-spirited and extremely obnoxious Big Bad Wannabe in all her appearances. Even with her Freudian Excuse, it's hard to find her sympathetic.
  • Jerkass: She is relentlessly unpleasant to Piper.
  • The Load: Causes more problems for Carol than she actually solves.
  • Malicious Misnaming: She calls Piper "Gapman" after tripping her and causing her to chip a tooth. Badison was a victim of this herself when in school since the other students called her "Fartison".
  • Smug Snake: She can be dangerous and effective at causing trouble, but she's not as smart as she thinks she is.

D-Block

    Barb 

Barbara Denning

Played by: Mackenzie Phillips, Lauren Kelston (young)

Carol's sister who leads the D-Block gang. She is also a junkie.


  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With her sister Carol in season six, though Carol is arguably more vicious.
  • Evil Is Petty: Carol and Barb feud for decades and ultimately kill each other because both of them claimed that the 'glass of ice' story happened to them. Oh, and they killed their little sister because they had to move because of her.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: She has a scar on her left cheek given to her by Carol during the kickball fight.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She's genuinely friendly to Nicky when the latter helps her deal with her hallucinations and, in the last flashback of that same episode, she apparently has a change of heart about killing her little sister and warns her to run to the car to escape from Carol. All of this makes it look like maybe she's actually a decent person. It turns out getting Debbie back into the car was part of the plan to kill her, and she only sees Nicky as another pawn for her gang.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She and Carol manipulate their respective gangs into fighting each other, but actually they just want to cause a distraction in order to infiltrate Florida and kill Frieda.
  • Mutual Kill: She and Carol kill each other in the season finale over the ice story.
  • Mushroom Samba: Played horrifically straight when Daddy gives her bath salts, making her have horrible hallucinations.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Late in the season she seemingly refuses to believe that Nicky sabotaged an attempt to attack Carol and some of her gang members, even though it's incredibly obvious to everyone else there that she's responsible. Since we later find out that she and Carol never actually wanted each other dead in the first place, it's likely that she refused to have Nicky punished since having Nicky suddenly turn up dead or injured would likely lead to a further ramping up of security and disrupt her and Carol's actual plan.
  • Self-Serving Memory: She and Carol have been feuding over each claiming a story about their waitressing days happened to them. The final scene of the season reveals it was never either of them but another waitress who told them the story.
  • Slashed Throat: How she was found after her last fight with Carol.
  • The Sociopath: Not only does she not show any doubt or regret about killing her little sister by locking her up in a car and pushing it into a frozen lake, she enjoys doing it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She and Carol killed their pre-teen sister.
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