But the new episodes distort realities of life and law in the modern women's prison, namely that the prisoners pay for not only their own mistakes, but everyone else's too. Here are 10 ways the show gets life in a women's prison all wrong.
Dramatic necessity is usually the culprit when a memoir or true story dices itself up and stitches itself back together in acts, scenes and close-ups for television or movies. Here's 10 things from the show that, surprisingly enough, occur every day in modern correctional facilities.
Whether they're behind bars or in front of them, these characters offer many complicated layers that can leave you sometimes overjoyed, sometimes extremely angry and sometimes absolutely baffled with their self-destructive behaviors -- and correction officer Sam Healy is certainly no exception.
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Will Piper do extra time for her prison yard fight? Will Larry stop brooding and realize how being a single guy in Brooklyn makes him a kid in a candy shop (dude, just get on Tinder already)? Will Pennsatucky use her divine healing powers to fix her own meth-tinted teeth?
The show demonstrates a solid commitment to generating empathy for prisoners and exposing the systemic problems that plague criminal justice in the United States. There are, however, deep problems with the criminal justice system that Orange does not raise.