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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 major storyline bombs dropped in what feels like every episode of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black — from Piper 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 charges

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 charges

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?

Source: OITNB, Wikia


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