Every Prison Has a Pennsatucky…
Sharon Jones: I'm curious to see what happens to the blonde girl [Piper]…you see a lot of people coming into prison, and they're just…they have no idea what to expect. It's interesting to watch her go into survival mode; believe me, in prison, you've got to get there! You can't show fear, because if you do, people will take things from you until there's nothing left. You'll die in there. Every prison has a Piper, every prison has a…what's the name of the girl she beats up in the yard?"
Sharon Jones: Pennsatucky.
Sharon Jones: Right! Every prison has a Pennsatucky, every prison has a Red…it's what made this series fascinating to me because, even before I started getting into the characters as characters, it was like, Oh, I know that person. In Rikers, you had the Italians over here, the Spanish over here, the Blacks here, then there would be your Christians here and your Muslim brotherhood here. It's just like the outside, but in very closed quarters where you have to get along or else. The sense of claustrophobia in Orange is the New Black — that's real. And the whole sense of community in prison…I mean it really has that down. The way they stick together in the lunch room and the rec rooms, they way they mix with each other, the way they protect each other…they have that down cold. You don't get that, you don't get prison.