Here’s How The Inmates Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Ended Up In Litchfield Prison

Warning: This intro gives some SPOILERS for Season 4 of Orange is the New Black, if you don’t want ’em skip to the list below.

With in what feels like every episode of , from inadvertently starting a white power group, getting a swastika burnt onto her arm and then smoking crack in the vegetable patch above the chopped up corpse of Alex’s hit-man, to Maria Ruiz’s ruthless reign and pondering wt-actual-f happened to Sophia Burset, you’d be forgiven for forgetting some of the show’s minor details.

One of those minor details being, what got this bunch of madcap femmes chucked into Litchfield state Pen in the first place? So, to jog your memory, here’s a round-up of OITNB‘s major characters alongside the deviant offenses that threw them behind bars.

Piper Chapman


Offense: Money Laundering and Perjury

Alex Vause


Offense: Heroin Trafficking (released), Probation Violation

Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson


Offense: Heroin Trafficking (released) and Parole Violation (intentional)

Nicky Nichols


Offense: Breaking and Entering, Possession of Heroin

Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov


Offense: Organized Crime

Lorna (Morello) Muccio


Offense: Aggravated Stalking, Violating a Restraining Order, Attempted Murder, Mail Order Fraud (presumed)

Poussey Washington


Offense: Trespassing and Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Distribute

Cindy ‘Black Cindy’ Hayes


Offense: Felony Theft

Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren


Offense: Kidnapping and Involuntary Manslaughter of a Minor

Dayanara ‘Daya’ Diaz


Offense: Drug-Related

Maritza Ramos


Offense: Grand Theft Auto

Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett


Offense: Murder

Sophia Burset


Offense: Credit Card Fraud

Lolly Whitehill


Offense: Aggravated assault on a police officer (presumed)

Maria Ruiz


Offense: Unknown

Norma Romano


Offense: Murder

Aleida Diaz


Offense: Drug Related

Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales


Offense: Fraud and Endangerment

Gloria Mendoza


Offense: SNAP Fraud

Brook Soso


Offense: Political Protest

Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black


Offense: Presumably Felony and Theft/Fraud

Blanca Flores


Offense: Elder Abuse (presumed)

Mei Chang


Offense: Organized Crime Leader

Sister Jane Ingalls


Offense: Trespassing on Nuclear Facility

Janae Watson


Offense: Armed Robbery

Leanne Taylor


Offense: Drug Possession

Angie Rice


Offense: Unknown (presumed drug related) and Escape from Custody

Erica ‘Yoga’ Jones


Offense: Manslaughter of a Minor

Gina Murphy


Offense: Embezzlement

Stella Carlin


Offense: Drug Trafficking

Yvonne ‘Vee’ Parker


Offense: Heroin Trafficking

Who’s your favorite OITNB character?

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