She has high status among the other Hispanic inmates. Although Caputo wished to be seen as a more providing and kinder warden than his predecessor, he soon learned that Litchfield was to close with the prisoners transferred and all the staff fired. However, once Figueroa receives a phone call about Humphrey, she says amnesty for all the inmates is off the table. Morello, hurt by Nicky's comments that her pregnancy is all in her head, convinces Suzanne to stop taking her psych medicine. However, after a meeting with Cesar, Bennett appears to abandon Daya and the baby. Shortly after this, Larry and Polly reveal the affair to Piper and asked for her blessing in their relationship.
She is the daughter of Aleida Diaz, with whom she has a strained relationship, as her mother often ignored her and her sisters as young girls in favor of going out and partying. However, Vee sneaks up on Red in the greenhouse and beats her violently with a sock with a padlock inside, sending her to the prison hospital. When Red attempts to get the message to her group that Piscatella was killed after he was released, Piper misunderstands the message, thinking that it was Alex who died, which is strengthened when she learns that one inmate died in the riot. Upon learning that Norma is plotting to poison Vee, Gloria convinces her to use Santeria to get back at her instead. Finally fed up of her mother's controlling treatment of her, Daya hangs up on her.
During the second season, Healy makes amends with Piper, supporting her idea of a weekly prison newsletter and getting her a furlough to visit her dying grandmother. Taystee's childhood was a rough one, spent in foster homes, and she was eventually taken in by Vee to help with her heroin business. Flashbacks during the second season revealed that she is a and that her father James, who was an in the , was stationed at , Germany with her. At the beginning of the fourth season, Lolly returns to find Aydin garrotting Alex with his belt. Faced with the loss of her business, Piper convinces the new guard captain Piscatella to let her start an anti-gang task force, but the women that gather at her meeting mistakenly assume that she wants to start a white supremacist group. In the second season, she is flown to Chicago to testify at the trial of Alex's former boss, Kubra Balik. On her way out, she exchanges brief goodbyes with Lorna and Red, and as the prison van pulls up at the facility, Nicky expresses her satisfaction to Tiffany that she will never be able to hurt them or anyone she cares about again, lamenting that, even after kicking her drug addiction, she may never lose her self-destructive tendencies.
After joking with Piper about who would give Bayley a handjob in exchange for burgers, the two once again rekindle their relationship. He does not tolerate corruption, inefficiency, and sexual exploitation, later telling Bennett while berating him for impregnating Daya that he masturbates to control any urges to sleep with one of the inmates. As her unconscious son is taken to have a brain surgery, Gloria confesses her plan to Maria, who gives her full support; Maria says she always thinks of her little girl and understands that parents would do anything for their children. It has a real kind of John Waters insanity to it and a punk sensibility. Later, she was able to get her swastika altered into a window, with the help of Red, Norma, and Alex, and she apologizes to Alex for not believing her during the branding. Flashback: Linda's college days in a in the 1990s show that while at a party, she left her drunk friend outside in the snow and she ended up freezing to death.
However, she sees that Maritza Ramos is her replacement, realizing that she may have provided Coates with a more naive and vulnerable victim. A short time after being caught Poussey's father received orders to leave Germany, with it being implied that Mertensacker had a hand in getting her father reassigned. She later shows a softer side and advises Daya to have her baby, even going so far as to concoct a plan to allow Bennett to keep his job. Janae, Alison, Black Cindy and Taystee free Judy in order to stop the disinformation about the situation. However, she starts to wonder if she made the right decision, and reaches out to Caputo for help.
Seeing that Lolly is becoming extremely erratic, she later tells Red and Alex that she plans to kill her to prevent her from accidentally exposing them, but is prevented from doing so when Red reminds her that doing so will likely lead to her being returned to max, also revealing that Frieda is a former biker. The next day, however, Blanca is led down a different corridor than Piper and Sophia and instead of getting released she is handed over to for possible deportation. It is based on 's memoir, , about her experiences in a women's prison. Angered, Maria starts a rival business that quickly outperforms Piper's. Piper reaches out to take Stella's hand while they watch a movie, but Stella reveals she is getting out soon. Zirconia, who had turned Linda's high heels into shivs after Piper and Alex first found her, recognizes her as a hostage, but Linda runs away with one of the shoe shivs. Red runs a smuggling business out of her kitchen, using a food company she helped the Russian mafia set up, but refuses to import drugs of any kind.
Harney Sam Healy played by — Healy is an experienced Corrections Officer and supervisor at Litchfield Penitentiary who has a and acts as to many of the inmates. When Piper calls her on the phone, she reveals that Kubra had walked free, and she is now in fear for her life. Bennett gets a crib from Cesar, but also witnesses Cesar pointing a gun at one of his children. He is blindsided at the beginning of the series when his then girlfriend Piper reveals to him her former life as a lesbian who smuggled cash for a drug cartel 10 years ago. Morello uses Vince, her pen pal, to exact revenge on Christopher.
Meth heads Angie and Leanne try to Gloria, and the gun falls to the crowd, which they recover. The agents investigating initially consider ruling her out as a suspected instigator, as there is little evidence of her playing an active role in the riot, but when some information is discovered on her file, they change their mind. Piper at first pretends to forgive her and allows her to keep the money, but later plants several contraband items including a and some marijuana in her area and arranges for them to be discovered, causing Stella to be moved to , while facing an extended sentence. Following her father's footsteps, she builds her own bunker in the prison using an abandoned swimming pool, which she used to get peace and quiet, and she had stocked with supplies she has been gathering for several decades. She works in the electrical shop at the prison and inadvertently takes a screwdriver from the and loses it.