Empathy Comes From The Inside: A Complete Guide To Orange Is The New Black

Josh H
Josh H
Nov 17, 2017 · 6 min read

A Formerly Incarcerated Person Talks About America’s Favorite Prison Show

My Journey Started With A Graphic (Just Kidding)

Several years ago, I embarked on a journey to break down everything I had experienced when I was in prison to people who had never been to prison through the lens of the Netflix show Orange Is the New Black.

Over six seasons of recaps later, I am starting to finish up a project that has been and I suspect will continue to be an incredible experience. It has been incredible because of the stories people have shared with me, the incredibly kind things people have written to me, and the feeling that I have helped to increase empathy for my brothers and sisters in prison.

No matter where you are in the series, you should be able to link up with my recaps and learn a little bit more about life inside. Thanks for all the support, and I hope you will continue reading.

The Final Season:

Episode 3 “And Brown Is the New Orange”

Episode 4 “How To Do Life”

Episode 5 “Minority Deport”

Episode 6 “Trapped in the Elevator”

Episode 7 “Me As Well”

Episode 8 “Baker’s Dozen”

Episode 9 “The Hidey Hole”

Episode 10 “The Thirteenth”

Episode 11 “God Bless America”

Episode 12 “The Big House”

Episode 13 “This Is Where We Get Off”

New recaps will come out every week until the season is over

Season One:

Season Two:

Season Three:

Season Four (Under Construction):

Season Five:

Season 6:

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