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The Netflix produced show that follows Piper, a new inmate at a federal women's prison.

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Why are the American flags backwards on the warden's uniform in Orange is the New Black?

Sadly, it needed me to get to the 4th season, till I recognized, that the American flags on the warden's uniform are wrong. They have the stars in the upper right corner, instead upleft. Is there a ...
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Why are they counting 10 people missing?

This question is about the last episode of season 5 of Orange is the New Black, read at own risk of spoilers. At the end of season 5, after the riot team has cleared the prison, they report that they ...
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How much time passes during Season 1?

In the first episode of Orange Is the New Black they mention that Piper has a 15 month sentence. In the last episode of Season 1 it's Christmas. Are there any hints or comments I might have missed ...
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How accurate is the plot in Netflix's show 'Orange is the New Black'?

So I know the premise of Netflix's Orange is the New Black is based on a true story, but how closely does the show follow true events? Are the actual events/goings-on in the TV story based on details ...
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Why can't Piper sidestep this dilemma?

In Orange is the New Black, Piper testifies in court regarding a certain person in her life. The question is whether or not to tell the truth, and Piper considers it a real dilemma because The ...
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What happened between Red and Vee?

Spoilers for Orange is the New Black season two... In "It was the Change" (episode 12), the conflict between Red and Vee intensifies: Soon into the next episode, we learn more: This outcome seems ...
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What were Norma and Gloria doing in the season 2 finale?

In the season 2 finale of Orange is the New Black... My question is - what were they making? What was their plan? And did it succeed? Did the concoction leave Vee with impaired judgement, leading ...
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Can a private company make decisions over prisoners' freedom?

In Orange Is the new Black, the prison is bought by a private company - MCC (later known as PolyCon). There are numerous instances depicted whereby this privately-owned company makes decisions over ...
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How accurate is this depiction of a big prison corporation?

Disclaimer I do not know whether to put spoilers or not, because it would really ruin the readability (I put some up for the biggest events of the last season)... However this question concerns ...
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What did they mean in “Looks like someone forgot to do laundry”?

In episode 1 of season 5 (Riot FOMO) of Orange is the New Black, there is a scene where Sophia see Humphrey's groin and says in kind of disgust: Looks like someone forgot to do laundry (Link to ...
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What is the difference between the beige and orange prison uniforms?

In Orange Is The New Black, what is the difference between the beige prison uniform and the orange prison uniform? I've noticed some prisoners have beige and some have orange and the beige are only ...
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What's the point of smuggling drugs into the prison?

Some of the inmates in "Orange is the New Black" do drugs. Why do people smuggle drugs into the prison? Since most prisoners are poor and not able to pay outside of the prison, why would anyone ever ...
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Is the Orange Is The New Black lay-down alarm real?

In Orange Is The New Black, there's an alarm periodically that causes inmates to lie prone on the ground. How similar is this to real correctional facilities?
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What is Mrs Healy drawing on the wall?

In season 3 episode 1 of Orange is the New Black, there is a flashback where Sam Healy's mother exchanges some dialog with the young Sam Healy. Essentially the scene is designed to show that Sam ...
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How accurate are deportation policies depicted in the show?

In one of the episode from the last season of Orange is the New Black, a character was deported even though she didn't commit any crime (except entering the country illegally) and moreover has two ...
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Has 'Orange is the New Black' changed in season 3?

I'm currently on a binge-watch in OISTNB season 3 and I must say: it seems very different from season 1 and 2. The focus is way less on Piper, everything seems to be peaceful, there are hardly any ...
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Public address announcements in OITNB

All through the existing 39 episodes of 'Orange is the New Black' you can hear the public address system make announcements. They are diegetic effects used to create the ambience of a prison, a type ...
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Did Chapman ever find a cigarette carrying roach?

In the first episode of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black, we see Piper Chapman being moved to a prison in Chicago. When she first arrives, and gets assigned to her cell, she ends up stepping on ...
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What is Kubra talking about at the end of S03E08?

Near the end of Orange is the New Black S03E08 Kubra says When a fucker gets so lazy he no longer bothers to buy burners to make calls on, that is too fucking human? What does that line mean?
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How do they fact-check Orange Is the New Black?

I understand it is just based on or inspired by Piper Kerman's story, so most is made up. But how did the publishers and producers fact-check her story when they bought it, so they did not end up ...