Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.
Hide your stache (Season 2)
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The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice, who has previously appeared in an episode of Mercy (2009) in which Taylor Schilling was also the lead star is set to serve time in January 2015 at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. It is the same facility that this show is based on and where Piper Kerman has previously served time. See more
The timeline of the show often changes; the first season indicates being set in 2010 (upon entering prison, Piper begs Larry to not watch the latest Mad Men
without her, and Larry is shown the latest episode from season 4, which originally aired in 2010). However, season 5 references the San Bernarndino shootings, which occurred in 2015. This cannot be possible as Piper's prison sentence was for 15 months and only about a year has passed in those five seasons. See more
I'm scared that I'm not myself and I'm scared that I am.
Referenced in Carmilla: Wild Kingdom