Rolling Stone: What about the portrayal of the guards?
Sharon Jones: Some of the correction officers really are assholes like that guy with the mustache (Pablo Schreiber's character, George "Pornstache" Mendez). If you're a drug addict, a thief, a jerk, and you put on that uniform — then you're just a thieving, drug-addict jerk in a uniform! Some of them really don't need to be mixing it up with them in there…not just becoming their friend, but buying them drugs, having sex with them. I mean, that's crazy! I had a few inmates try to get all up in my business, and I told them: "You should know better than to talk about how you want to get next to me. I've got a man on the outside, and there is nothing in here you could give me that he couldn't give to me better! And don't even think about asking me to bring shit in here for you. Nuh-uh."
So yeah, there is a certain kind of corruption that you'll find among the guards…not all, of course, but some. You'll have officers not doing the right thing, not reporting things…you remember that scene where [Piper and Pennsatucky] are fighting in the snow, and the guard comes out, sees them — then just goes back in? That shit happens. The show is not far off on that subject for sure. That's why I couldn't survive long in there. "You're too nice, Ms. Jones," the inmates would tell me. You got that right.