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What Orange Is The New Black Got Wrong About Women’s Prison (From A Former Prisoner)

August 20, 2019

– Here at Cracked, we like to disabuse you
of all the misconceptions Hollywood has put into
your pretty little head. One glaring lie: prison sex. – Warm flesh and blood
behind cold iron bars. – Oh, it happens. But it’s much less glamorous, and much more on-the-go than pop culture would have you believe. – So, if two girls decide hey, let’s go have some fun, they just go to the pavilion bathroom, which is very much like an outhouse. – That’s Nancy. She spent 18 months in a
minimum-security prison after helping her boyfriend steal drugs, but she’s out now, and she’s sharing her hard-won
knowledge with Cracked starting with. – What they usually do is okay, one goes in, hangs
out for a little bit. Their friends are sitting
there playing cards, so their friends are watching out for ’em. The other one will go in. They’re not getting totally naked. (buzzer)
Generally the way they do it is one will stand on the toilet seat while the other one pulls your pants down and there you go, you’re having some fun. (party horn) – The guards are well aware of all the raw, unwrapped
prison poundings. That’s the reason for particularly
humiliating procedure. As part of their intake, prisoners are subjected
to a battery of STD tests. The ones who don’t pass that entrance exam with flying colors are housed separately from uninfected inmates. It should be noted that
this strategy was found to be seriously ineffective. The prisoners by and large
are still not given access to condoms or other safe sex supplies (buzzer) for fear that it will
condone sexual activity. Hey, you know what else might be seen to condone sexual activity? Guards actually (bleep)ing the prisoners, but that happens. And Internet, before you start porning, you should know 70% of
women’s prison guards are men, the kind of men who become prison guards. – When I first got there, there was the inmate and the guard. It wasn’t like she was going by his office and sliding a note under the door. They were sending it through
the general mail service. The guard would be like,
okay, we gotta go do some heating and air-conditioning work today. So, let’s go down to the boiler room. And then, you know, they’re
having fun in the boiler room. (party horn) I think that what some
people don’t realize is if a guard has sex with
an inmate no matter where, if you get charged for it, you will have to register
as a sex offender for the rest of your life. – The fact that one party in the prisoner-guard love
equation has access to weaponry should highlight the fundamental
power imbalance here. And yes, it can be very dangerous to friend-zone a prison guard. – We had a new female guard come in. She would make my roommate, that had a fascination with another guard, that same inmate become the target of this guard’s attention. The guard would just give her a hard time about every little fault. She would have visitors every weekend. After a visitation, that
guard always made sure that she would take her
in and do a strip search. It was more of just her, I need you to pull your
buttcheeks a little farther, or, you need to cough a little harder. My roommate was putting in complaints but it was like, she blows
everything out of proportion, don’t worry about it, and kind
of covered the guard’s ass. – Contraband tampons are
a thing in lady prison. It turns out female
hygiene products in general are locked up tighter than
the prisoners themselves. (bleep) Oh god, that absolutely was
not meant as a double entendre, Jesus. Somebody roll the next title before I get. – To shave your legs in a prison, you don’t get your own razors. You have to go to a guard and say, hey, I need a razor, I want to shave. So they would give you a razor, and you’d better not be in
there longer than 15 minutes. They don’t stand there and time you, but at the same time,
they know you’re in there, they know how long it should take. Once you’re done shaving your legs, you give the razor to the guard and then the guard throws them away. And it was a safety thing. You don’t want ’em breaking the razors and melting ’em into a plastic handle and using ’em as shanks. – All right, girls. Back in your cells. – And as for feminine hygiene products, which are ubiquitous in the
Orange is The New Black universe well, they’re not actually that available. – You know, you can smuggle stuff in using a tampon or a maxi-pad,
so you’re only issued what you needed. So you’re not gonna be able to
stash away a bunch of tampons or pads, ’cause they do
locker checks to make sure you’re not hoarding things like that. – The strict focus on tampon security seems all the more
baffling since, arguably, filling vaginas would
actually cut down massively on the prison’s smuggling problem. – One of the most popular
ways to smuggle in goods is shooting it up your vagina. There was one inmate, and I
noticed she had a tongue ring and she’s like, oh yeah,
I forgot about that. And I’m like, well, how
did you get it in there? And she’s like, well, I
just stuck it up my (bleep), brought it in that way. So, you bury it up enough
in there deep enough and you cough, it’s not coming out. (Narrator laughs ironically) – That’s good fun. Who doesn’t love a good
smuggling-stuff-in-an-orifice story? Now, let’s confront of
stark realities of race in American prisons. – Racial tensions, they do exist. I mean, there is intermingling, of course. They don’t totally segregate. You can’t talk to her ’cause she’s white or anything like that. Blacks are treated significantly worse. They get harsher sentences. They get longer sentences. A white inmate, such as myself, I was in trouble for
conspiracy to distribute crack. My sentence was originally
three years, 10 months. I flipped, and got it reduced, but you could see a black inmate there, same situation, same circumstances, but she’ll have more time. A black girl will get with a white girl because the white girl
has something to offer. She’s got commissary, she’s getting money, so they all can mooch
off her for her money. A white gal would get with a black girl usually for, almost like bragging rights. You know, oh, she’s with that black chick and that black chick’s
cool, so she’s cool. So it’s more of, kind of
like a protection thing. Nobody gets together because
they like each other. It’s always a motive. – Okay, so prisoners have to deal with heightened racial tensions. They get their tampons from a cop and they smuggle things in their vaginas. At least, they’ve got sweet
free government healthcare. A year in prison might actually
be pretty cost-effective if you’re already sick or pregnant. – When it comes to a woman’s health and gynecology and all that good stuff, you get your first exam when you come in, and then you’re lucky
to get one every year. They could care less if
you have a yeast infection. You basically go sick-call. Hey, I think I’ve got a yeast infection. All right, so, they’ll do a quick exam, but you would have to go to
sick-call to get that every day, for however long the directions say, three days for three days. If you still got a yeast infection, well, then they’re getting pissed. Oh, she’s just trying to
get out of doing work. Or, she’s just making it up for attention, that kind of thing, they don’t care. – Around 5% of women who enter prison do so pregnant. And yes, pregnant prisoners
are on their own too. Some of them give birth there. – I remember a pregnant inmate. She cried an awful lot, but she started spotting really heavily, and so, they’re like, oh, you’re fine, just go on bedrest, don’t do anything, and she ended up going into labor early and having some complications, as a result of not getting
care when she needed it. – That’s actually not even the worst-case scenario. In 33 states, you could be
forced to give birth in shackles. But hey, these women are prisoners. They may face terrible
treatment, but statistically, most of them committed
the horrific crimes of, well, drug possession, like our source, or self-defense, like Marissa Alexander. She got 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. Score one more for Lady Justice. (“Yankee Doodle”) – Hey, the Cracked podcast
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  • Reply ᗩ乙Ꭵᖇᗩᖺᗩᙓᒪ August 25, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Duh. Because real prison is depressing.

  • Reply Arunabha Das August 26, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    thats good
    prison should be like hell

  • Reply Ericka Morgan August 29, 2018 at 2:53 am

    18 months 🙄🙄🙄

  • Reply NDK0 August 29, 2018 at 8:18 am

    A razor? Just give them a small rock

  • Reply Ed Eranged August 31, 2018 at 7:44 am

    Score one for lady justice..? Why the sarcasm? In any other instance her 'abusive husband' would have been imprisoned, not her. Women don't get sent to prison for years for firing a 'warning shot' at an alleged violent partner. 'He said, She said' will in 90% of cases take the Woman's side. You have enough 'justice'.. Remarkably, sometimes Men get it too.

  • Reply Goose Taylor September 2, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Lies yu fuck in the 🚿

  • Reply Cyber Dalek Industies September 4, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Didnt get it wrong. Based on true story

  • Reply ꧁cebolla꧂ September 8, 2018 at 7:42 am

    5:35 this girl looks so much like Ellen Page wtf

  • Reply Kenza Smouni September 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Friends: why did you learn?

    Me: how to have sex in prison with an other girl.

    Friend: …

    Boyfriend: well actually I’m not shook to hear this from you weirdo….

  • Reply Kimchi410 !! September 13, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Where I was at we only got razors 2 times a week… couldn't go up and just ask for them. And there was a time limit. She did nail health care, or should I say lack of health care.

  • Reply mei September 17, 2018 at 9:11 am

    its not really talking about oitnb because the person who made that show was a former prisoner herself, false title.

  • Reply Chris Carter September 17, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    My mom was locked up for 9 years. So this is pretty accurate lol.

  • Reply natasha September 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    key word "series". obviously it will be a lot different from the real situations in the prison because *series*.
    anyways I'm pretty sure there's like a ton of series or movies ext you can watch which are based on how it really is in prison.

  • Reply Amika Amk September 23, 2018 at 10:09 am

    20 years for a worning shot?! Wtf? Are we still in 1820 or whatever?! Thats just fucked up

  • Reply selforganisation September 23, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Wait, at the start you say the person was locked up because she stole drugs, but later that person says she was convicted of "conspiracy to distribute crack", which sounds much more serious.

  • Reply cat tomson September 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    There's no video about mens prison or any information on supermax on the Chanel.

  • Reply Dave Mcneil September 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    What everyone gets wrong about OITNB: Its a television comedy drama that takes place in a womens prison, its not a documentary.

  • Reply Tatjana Minovska September 28, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    so everything you said about gards and prisoners is NOT gotten wrong in OITNB

  • Reply Tatjana Minovska September 28, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    so a black prisoner gets a longer sentence (Taystee) AS WELL

  • Reply Tatjana Minovska September 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Ii think Cracked resonates with Butt Crack which is part of the dictionary on OINTB too 😀 sorry

  • Reply Cheshired Grin October 5, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Until you watch a show like locked up, all those white guys are getting years!

  • Reply PlanetMars October 8, 2018 at 3:18 am

    When you said "but hey, these women are prisoners" so they deserve to be treated like shit?
    Unsubscribed, disliked.

  • Reply Morgan Rogue October 8, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Yo, it takes me hours to shave my legs. How the hell are these women supposed to shave in 15 minutes!?!?!

  • Reply halfrek October 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Actually…this didn't really talk about how many things OITNB got wrong. Click bait title. They only thing OITNB had an abundance of was feminine hygiene. All the other stuff was pretty squared away.

  • Reply Beyond Light October 15, 2018 at 1:02 am

    It didn’t take very long before they blamed the sex mainly on the male guards.

  • Reply Kylala Kitty October 23, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Correction: Marissa got her sentence reduced to 3 years and she's out now.

  • Reply Fajer KU October 26, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    This is why i just loooove WENTWORTH

  • Reply Atomic Dre October 27, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    'Mericaaaaa! Fuck ya!

  • Reply walter hicks October 30, 2018 at 5:11 am

    BULL…..SHIT! Your own 'source' states she STOLE drugs and you try and pass that off as 'mere possession'? And that's just ONE issue that leaps out about this video,…lol, really a shit video.

  • Reply Unabashedlyluckynerd ! November 1, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Honestly from the beginning it got a lot of sketchy things to it- and I never even went to prison – I’d assume it wouldn’t be that loose- I’m probably wrong but it seemed a bit sketch. But of course it wasn’t supposed to represent an actual prison. It’s a show

  • Reply Reza Shefa November 4, 2018 at 9:37 am

    If you dont wanna give birth in jail then dont break the fucking law while youre pregnant lmfao. And if you get more time its probably because you dont work or have any responsibilities like a family who cant live without your earnings. The sentences nowadays are based on so many factors, including the two i just mentioned. Its always more safe to be skeptical before applauding someone for portraying criminals as victims—theyre only victims of their own choices. This is coming from someone who has a record and on probation

  • Reply kevin hasch November 4, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Men of any color usually get longer sentences than women for the same crime

  • Reply ash lol November 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

    When I was in prison the girls would put pads on the shoes cuz they hurt so bad

  • Reply Daniel Summa November 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

  • Reply bananian November 24, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Wait how do condoms work for females?

  • Reply Kristaps Rieznieks December 6, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Ya i have so many friends (men) went to prison for self defence and stuff they were all legit boys prison is whats wrong fk prison!!!!

  • Reply Tristyn Leos December 8, 2018 at 6:51 am

    This is 60% feminist propaganda 40% interesting

  • Reply Sharleen Davis December 10, 2018 at 6:40 am

    It’s disturbing that a guard would abuse their power that way.

    Even if the prisoner is consenting it is still akin to rape. The power imbalance is so big that there can never be true consent

  • Reply Romeo Misa1904 December 13, 2018 at 12:07 am

    “The kind of men who become prison guards” that was hella generalizing and ignorant. I’m not saying that there aren’t guards that take advantage of their authority but my uncle is a prison guard and he’s one of the most respectable and honorable men I know and would never do something to disrespect his family and position like take advantage of an inmate. That’s like saying every cop is dirty and every security guard is a big dumb jock. That’s really the only thing that bothered me and the rest of the video was informative and educational but cmon people, we can do better than generalizing people because of their profession.

  • Reply Belinda Crawford December 13, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Selling crack? That's pretty CRACKED up!

  • Reply Belinda Crawford December 13, 2018 at 3:05 am

    I'm sorry

  • Reply REAVER 14 December 19, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Blacks also make prisons more miserable for everyone else there

  • Reply PuppetPeacher December 20, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    Why is the footage old

  • Reply Mooky Blaylock December 30, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    It's a fictional TV series get over it for fucks sake

  • Reply Mooky Blaylock December 30, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    The leftist and sexist bullshit in this video is pathetic

  • Reply xd Walnuts December 31, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    she’s on cracked cause she stole crack

  • Reply Zach Fetters. January 5, 2019 at 1:47 am

    "The kind of men who would become prison guards". So one that needs a steady job with benefits? Did you seriously imply because they are male and have this occupation they are rapists? And this video has a few inaccuracies in just the right spots to make it seem like prisoners are being fucked by protocol.

  • Reply Zach Fetters. January 5, 2019 at 1:53 am

    And seriously black people get harder sentences because they are trying to send a message, 15% of the population commits half of all crimes. And it's mostly young black males so you have to cut that percentage to 6 or 7. 6 or 7% committing half of all crimes. And yeah I know some of you people are gonna call me a racist for pointing out a fact, and as long as everyone keeps pointing fingers we will never solve the problem and bring the black family back together. But yeah I must hate all other races because I don't think you can solve a real problem by resolving a fake cause.

  • Reply SLiM M January 5, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I was worried this woman would claim that mistreatment in prison is unusual just because she never witnessed it. I don’t hit people but when a person says mistreatment in a certain environment is rare/does not happen just cuz they never experienced it I want to punch them in the face. An older alumni of my college told me whatever discrimination I faced there due to my mental illnesses and Asperger’s was my fault and she said this cuz she had only perfect interactions with the campus departments that tortured me.

  • Reply Terrific Cake January 5, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    "The kind of men who become prison guard" the hell does that mean I'm just a guy trying to take care of my son and I'm a correctional officer
    Asking a razor and being time is to prevent suicide it is really easy to take apart those razors
    In Texas its a requirement that inmate have access to the infirmary with an escort there by way CO even those closed custody and SEG meaning that we sometime move the same offender several times a shift if they complains of chest pains they get mrdications and extra food if they have diabetes and I hate to say it but they were treated with more care than us COs they get free health care free supplies for the indigent and food no matter what and what did I get 20 hours shift at beto because there's such a stigma around being a correctional officer that the state of Texas is short of staff on a job that pays 36000 a year for full time 18000 a year for part time work meaning you work 2 days a week and make 1500 a month plus you can still queu up for extra hour and if unit has a full staff that week like at say Michael unit coffields got you cause their short staffed too so are beto, pallige, and many others so we work inhumane hours to keep societies worst people from hurting each other cause guess what a main part of our jobs is breaking up fight amongst the offenders especially the g4s and g5s those aren't gangs those are security risk levels determined by crimes committed and actions while incarcerated this video takes its information from a previous offender you need to ask a correctional officer their side

  • Reply John Ughayon January 21, 2019 at 5:27 am

    See you can’t exactly say that. Piper Kerman is the executive producer, and she is a former convict. Plus all prisons are different in a way.

  • Reply Consumer Watch January 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Ok this is unacceptable

  • Reply Ensensu2 January 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    In a supposedly 'sex segregated' facility, why are there male guards in female prisons?

  • Reply Minh Phung January 22, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    the "f" experience is very similar to our sneaking around for a kiss back when i was at a christian boarding school

  • Reply NutLover360 January 27, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Great now I have to rub one out

  • Reply The What!!? January 29, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I just got an idea? Maybe America's for-profit prison system is a little bit broken?

  • Reply brian milligan January 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

    If I lived on the street and had not a penny and someone told me " hey you can be a prison guard starting right now with all the benefits and paid vacation I'd say " ummm no thanks I'm fine, I'd rather sleep under a bridge and eat garbage" there so is a type. Its wannabe cops who washed out or were deemed too crazy or stupid to be in the force, scumbag racists and perverts. Usually with a mustache, a poor education and a nascar obsession.

  • Reply Pat Deen February 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Hollywood doesnt understand how prison works? Thats wierd…

  • Reply mhughet February 4, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Women get a pussy pass when it comes to prison time and sentencing compared to men. That's not including all the time police don't even investigate allegations of assault or domestic violence perpetrated by women.

  • Reply Ole Solheim Salvesen February 6, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Well I will never watch this channel again.

  • Reply Côte de Poyais February 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Still better than male prison

  • Reply jc boy February 10, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Harsh treatment in a prison? Wow. Then dont do crime. What, yall want a five star hotel treatment? Dumbasses.

  • Reply ShojoBakunyu February 12, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Why would anyone all women's prison need to give hormonal contraception to the women inmates? I understand giving men condoms to help protect from male to male transmitted STD's but what good is hormonal contraception when it's women having oral and digital sex with other women. I hate to break this to you, but if a woman gets knocked up in an all women's prison, it means a guard is not doing his job………

  • Reply ShojoBakunyu February 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    04:40 they don't allow tampons and pads for many reasons. 1. Cook County had a series of floods from women stuffing hygiene products down the toilets and drains. 2. They are great for starting in fire, which caused Cook County prison to ration them. 3. They were being used as biological hazard weapons and women prisoners were attacking guards with used products.

    Some people are so broken that they need to be treated like dangerous animals and not sentient human beings. If you don't try to stuff your used tampon down a guards throat, they'll be more likely to let you have tampons.

  • Reply ShojoBakunyu February 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    60%+ of black women are molested/ sexually assaulted as children in the home before age 18. This abuse leads to acting out and the more you act out, the higher your sentences are…

  • Reply Ray Hewitt February 14, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I've spent years in, and my best friend (a woman) did 6 years. This show is a joke. So far from prison. "Let's go to prison" is the most accurate, and it's still off on some things

    And as for the race thing…. bullshit. The only racial effect is gang related, not sentence related. I know more white guys doing over 2 years for dumb shit like child support or retail theft, than blacks for assault and drugs

  • Reply Caitlyn Marie February 16, 2019 at 5:29 am

    I have a slight criticism or perhaps a question but.. I have felt this way with a few of your videos now, notably the one titled “everything you know about heroin addiction is wrong”. Now this one. In both videos, the source for disproving “everything” we, the viewers, supposedly know about something turns out to be one persons account or experience. I appreciate that the videos point out many stereotypes or flat out inaccuracies that are taken as truth by the general public. However, using only one persons account or experience to someone set the record straight is also inaccurate. Experiences like prison time or drug addiction vary from person to person. So, I suppose I’m saying I really appreciate the debunking element of these videos, perhaps it defeats the purpose when you only create more potential misleading information to people.

  • Reply General Cyanide February 17, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Power Imbalance between Prisoners and Prison Guards shouldn’t be a complaint.

  • Reply Brilliant Alias February 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Male guards DEFINITELY have SEX with inmates. Its a FACT. Sometimes they extort sex from inmates.

  • Reply Brilliant Alias February 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    Healthcare is barely existent in prison system and that's even coming from a blue State Dental Care is non-existent coming from a blue state so I can only imagine how terrible it is in a red State like Texas or something

  • Reply DragonCat February 23, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    strikes me that the makers of this video are a bit too forgiving towards prisoners

  • Reply Justin Hackstadt February 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    You think men are the only guards that fuck inmates? Ha, look again. Lesbian guards exist too. But, sure let's blame just the men.

  • Reply Jhon Shephard March 10, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Not ONE story on men's prisons. And you do need to realize this is a FUCKING PRISON. FUCK YOU CRACKED. AND FUCK YOU YOUTUBE.

  • Reply Truman Way March 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    If is lesbian sex though a condom won’t do much.

  • Reply edodarido March 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    black women get more time than white women for same crime? now that's the real issue that feminists should fight for.

  • Reply Really? March 28, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I spent 11 days in a a florida jail for accidentally breaking a window and having the arresting officer say it was "criminal mischief". After my arraignment the court agreed to dismiss all charges because of how ludicrous the situation was but I never got that week and a half of my life compensated for and I lost my job. This was all so that they could make a few hundred dollars off of me in fees and manditory donations.

  • Reply S E March 30, 2019 at 5:01 am

    If this video hasn’t been enough for you, also know that America has gotten in trouble with the UN for chaining pregnant women pretty much the same as non pregnant – hands to waist.

  • Reply Tylor Wendt March 31, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I don't think the knowledge of a woman who is only in prison for a year and a half is really all that viable compared to people who spend over 10 years of their life in prison

  • Reply mel on April 1, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Hey man it's not a documentary

  • Reply hereticsaint100 April 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    25% of the WORLD prison population is in the U.S.. That's not suspicious at aaaall. Nope. Certainly not a money making machine.

  • Reply Sophie CW April 21, 2019 at 7:14 am

    I think OITNB highlights the injustices that certain race groups face.

  • Reply Kaveighleen Jacaster April 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I had a roommate who'd done some time in prison, discovering OITNB and being like, "hey, this is really accurate!" only my roommate had served in Norway, which famously has the nicest prisons of all. a true to life prison series set in America would just be hella depressing, and could never be a comedy. I can't believe how cruel Americans manage to be, to their most powerless people. It really is a horrible country.

  • Reply Vanessa Ives April 25, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    It's a show, I don't expect it to be too realistic! People are forgetting this is television, a scrip was written and someone is to act the part, that is television! Go stick with reality tv if you want the real thing and even than they still script it for entertainment! Getting tired of people complaining about how the actors and tv in general don't fit a real life/ character criteria, forgetting actors are merely meant to play a fucking part!

  • Reply Joy 2 Tha World April 26, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I've been to prison…the guards DO stand there and watch you. it is open. Everyone see's. I never showered were a guard wasn't there in the guard shack watching. You get used to it.

  • Reply Johnny April 27, 2019 at 6:42 am

    Umm they can exactly have gotten “prison wrong” because the whole show was based on Piper Kerman’s memoir

  • Reply rhea waterfall April 28, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    It's just a show.

  • Reply Alexander Patton May 5, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Orange is the new black is nothing but propaganda on socialism.

  • Reply Abbey Jane Green May 9, 2019 at 12:11 am

    America sucks for human rights. Oh wait once your in the system your not classified as a human any more thanks to corporate prisons. Surely as intelligent animals we the human race could think of a better system to rehabilitate people. Some people are beyond helping but torturing people doesn't do any good but waste time and money. How about getting them to contribute to society in some way? Even if they never get out. Instead of just rotting away. I guess just existing is enough for these corporate prisions to make money out of the prisoners, just disgusting!

  • Reply Christian Mendoza Tapia May 12, 2019 at 7:01 am

    As a former prisoner the first thing I wanna know is what level was this source? 1,2,3 or 4? Not all prisons are the same.

  • Reply Lucie bandova May 16, 2019 at 5:32 pm


  • Reply Death Cats May 29, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Death rates are much worse in male prisons. But yes, poor women don’t get to keep pads in our lockers.

  • Reply Little Misty-eyed June 7, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Does anyone who watches orange is the new black actually think that’s how prison works?

  • Reply Lucianna Murillio June 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve had visit friends and family members that went to jail and none of them mention this type of shit to me when I was visiting them..I could tell that they’re things that they don’t tell me because they don’t wanna worry or scare me…but I can tell that there was shit going on…they just don’t wanna mention it..not just to me…but to my cousin and the time they got out…I could tell that they seen all levels of horror..but some jails have different situations: for example: in Florida, if you’re convicted and you have a fire’re gonna get a longer sentence or in some parts of California: if you get incarcerated three times…no matter what you’re charged with: it could range from you’re 15th D.U.I( crazy but true)…to even first degree murder…you’ll never get out: moral of the whole story: don’t make dumb decisions otherwise you’ll end up in jail

  • Reply Morgan Evans June 14, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Why would anyone think a t.v show would be accurate

  • Reply hothmandon June 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Prison needs to stop treating black people worse

  • Reply GorgeGeorg June 20, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Of course, you could read the book, OITNB, and get a real view of the minimum security prison and compare it to the fantasy TV show of the same name which seems more ridiculous every season that it operates.

  • Reply Mya N. June 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Honestly one of the few prison shows that actually depicts how woman prisons are really like is 'Wentworth'. If u don't know what it is please watch it, it's on Netflix.

  • Reply Ardyn Lucis Caelum June 30, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Pornstache was hilarious they kept him out for to many seasons

  • Reply Dion Ross August 9, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    USA is a shithole so much for freedom Americans are brain washed sheep

  • Reply Tommy Bergström August 19, 2019 at 12:56 am

    20years for a warning shot? Was it to the face?
    I smell some bs and an agenda here

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