Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.
Piper must trade her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit when her decade-old relationship with a drug runner catches up with her.
Shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of Litchfield's prisoners.
New faces and old resentments make for a potentially volatile blend, especially now that Litchfield is a for-profit business.
New business interests, spiritual movements and parental problems upend lives and ignite power struggles among Litchfield's residents and guards.
The power dynamics at Litchfield shift dramatically as the inmates react to a tragedy in an explosive new season.