How Much Time Do the Women of Orange Is the New Black Have Left in Their Sentences?

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We last saw the ladies of Litchfield enjoying their temporary freedom at the pond, and briefly, it felt as though time had stopped. But given how much we’ve seen them through these three seasons of Orange Is the New Black, it can be difficult to parse how much time has actually passed. To keep track, Vulture assembled a comprehensive list of where each inmate is at the start of season four: their crimes, sentences, and when they’ll get out (provided their sentences aren’t extended). As for those still left unknown, season four will likely fill in a few blanks — we’ll update this with any new information. (For those who are interested, this site breaks down what their sentences should be, according to New York state and federal law.)

Piper Chapman
Why she’s in prison: Criminal conspiracy, money laundering. In prison, she was also charged with perjury. Piper smuggled $50,000 of Alex’s drug money to Belgium. Though she herself didn’t traffic drugs, she lived off of Alex’s drug money comfortably.
How long is her sentence: 15 months.
Was her sentence extended: It’s unclear if it was extended for perjury when she lies at Kubra’s trial.
How much time does she have left: Approximately months, depending on whether they gave her extra time for perjury.

Dayanara ‘Daya’ Diaz
Why she’s in prison: Drug-related charges. It’s never officially stated, but presumably had to do with Cesar’s drug operation.
How long is her sentence: Approximately 44 months total.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Approximately 35 months left by end of season three.

Sophia Burset
Why she’s in prison: Credit-card fraud. She stole credit cards to finance her sex-change operation, and her son Michael turned her in.
How long is her sentence:  Between five and six years.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: About three-and-a-half years.

Alex Vause
Why she’s in prison: Heroin trafficking, parole violation. She worked as a drug smuggler and dealer originally, and was given a plea deal when she named the prime drug lord (while convincing Piper to lie and commit perjury). She was later arrested for violating her parole when she told Piper she sleeps with a gun out of fear and is planning to skip town. Piper passes this info on to her parole officer.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: Yes, for violating her parole.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Nicky Nichols
Why she’s in prison: Breaking and entering, possession of heroin. She broke into a woman’s house to sell her expensive books and was caught in the act, while also having heroin on her person. She previously also stole and wrecked a New York City taxi, but two of her friends were charged for the theft.
How long is her sentence: Five years.
Was her sentence extended: Yes. She was sent to maximum security for stashing heroin.
How much time does she have left: In season two, she had two years left, but it’s currently unknown how much time she has left since her sentence was extended.

Galina “Red” Reznikov
Why she’s in prison: Organized crime and racketeering. The exact moment and reason for her arrest was never revealed, but we do know that Red and her husband were involved with the Russian mafia, and that she gave business advice to the mob boss.
How long is her sentence: Approximately 13 to 14 years. In season two, episode four, it’s revealed that she’s been at Litchfield for at least 12 years.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: In season three, we know she doesn’t have much time left, and she starts thinking about what she’ll do when she gets out.

Poussey Washington
Why she’s in prison: Selling marijuana.
How long is her sentence: Six years.
Was her sentence extended: No
How much time does she have left: At the start of the series, she’s been in for two years, with four years left. By end of season three, she has a little over three years left.

Lorna Morello (now Lorna Muccio)
Why she’s in prison: Harassment, violating a restraining order, attempted murder. She stalked a man, Christopher, who she went on one date with, causing him to move several times and take out a restraining order. She eventually put an explosive in his car in an attempt to murder his girlfriend Angela. She also ran a mail-order scam, but it’s unclear if that’s a part of her sentence.
How long is her sentence: 34 months.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Mid-season two, she had two years left, so a little less than two years.

Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson
Why she’s in prison: It’s never officially stated, but she was an “accountant” for Vee’s drug-trafficking ring, so it’s assumed to be for heroin trafficking.
How long is her sentence: Unknown
Was her sentence extended: Yes. She was released in season one, episode nine, and intentionally violated her parole to be placed back in Litchfield later in season one.
How much time does she have left: Unknown

Cindy ‘Black Cindy’ Hayes
Why she’s in prison: Felony theft. We never see the crime for which she is convicted, but while working as a TSA agent, she stole items from passengers’ luggage and food.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Sister Jane Ingalls
Why she’s in prison: Trespassing on a nuclear-facility site and handcuffing herself to a flagpole as a form of protest.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Stella Carlin
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: Yes. She was sent to max security for criminal conspiracy after being set up with contraband by Piper.
How much time does she have left: She had two days left at the end of season three, now that her sentence has been extended, it’s unknown.

Leanne Taylor
Why she’s in prison: It’s unclear. Possibly for drug possession with intent to sell, or for breaking house arrest. She was using and dealing meth, which the cops found in her backpack after she decided to return to her Amish community. The police don’t arrest her, but in exchange, she wears a wire and outs her drug-dealing Amish friends who are on rumspringa, which leads elders of the church to shun her and her family. To save her parents from the backlash, she runs away. We never discover why she was ultimately put in prison, but it’s probably because she started dealing again. Or she may have been on house arrest for dealing and violated probation by running away.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Norma Romano
Why she’s in prison: Murder. She was a part of a cult and in love with the cult leader. He had many wives, but they ultimately all left him, except for Norma. Years later, he screamed at her and mocked her, saying that she wasted her life. She pushed him off a cliff.
How long is her sentence: At least 12 years. In season three, episode seven, Red says to Norma, “Twelve years we’ve been in this kitchen together.”
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Carrie ‘Big Boo’ Black
Why she’s in prison: Unknown, possibly theft. She refers to herself as a “thieving dyke” and ran a gambling ring before she came to Litchfield. It could also possibly be due to assault, as we once see her assault a boy after he made homophobic comments.
How long is her sentence: Unknown. She’s been in for at least two-and-a-half years.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Janae Watson
Why she’s in prison: Armed robbery. When she became romantically involved with a gang member, she helped him with armed robbery. As they were running away, she outran her boyfriend who told her to “stop showing off,” so she ran back and was caught by the police as her boyfriend ran on.
How long is her sentence: Unknown. She arrived on the same day as Piper, so she’s also been in for nine months.
Was her sentence extended: Unknown.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Gina Murphy
Why she’s in prison: Theft, embezzlement, and implied murder or accessory to murder. (She once said she “may be a thief but I’m not an embezzler, and that guy shot himself.”)
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Gloria Mendoza
Why she’s in prison: Food-stamp fraud. She tried to run away from her abusive boyfriend with the money she had saved, but an unsatisfied customer of the mystic shop called the cops on her.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett
Why she’s in prison: Murder. She shot an abortion-clinic nurse after she made snide comments about this being Pennsatucky’s fifth abortion. She was hailed as a religious anti-abortion zealot by Christian pro-lifers, who gave her financial support.
How long is her sentence: Unknown. At the end of season two, it’s revealed that she’s been at Litchfield for at least two years.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Yoga Jones
Why she’s in prison: Manslaughter of a minor. She used to be a marijuana farmer and drunkenly mistook a young boy for a deer, shooting and killing him.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales
Why she’s in prison: Fraud and endangerment. She sold fake LSD to kids in her high school, and one of the students jumped off a building when he believed he was really high.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Around 38 to 39 months. Daya has 36 months mid-season three and is planning a summer wedding since she’ll be out as summer is starting. Flaca asks her to wait until fall when she gets out, so she presumably only has a few more months than Daya.

Brook Soso
Why she’s in prison: Illegal political activism. She protested logging by living in a tree so that it couldn’t be cut down.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: Unknown.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Aleida Diaz
Why she’s in prison: Drug-related charges. Her boyfriend Cesar formed a drug lab in their home, and she helped him cut and bag them. She took the fall for him.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Claudette Pelage
Why she’s in prison: Human trafficking and potentially murder. She ran a maid service using illegal child labor. She also murdered a customer who attacked one of her cleaning girls, but it’s unclear if she was convicted for this crime.
How long is her sentence: Unknown, but at least least ten years.
Was her sentence extended: Yes, for choking CO Fisher. She was sent to max security.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Maritza Ramos
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Mei Chang
Why she’s in prison: Unknown. We do know that she helped her brother run a Chinese medicine store that sold illegal animal parts, and she helped her brother with buying and delivering. She also had her business partner cut out the gall bladder of a man who once refused to marry her, so it’s possible she was incarcerated for one of these things.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Angie Rice
Why she’s in prison: Unknown, but likely drug related as she is friends with a meth-head gang. She also escaped from custody, but wasn’t charged as it was a mistake on the prison’s part when they released her early. She came back willingly.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Lolly Whitehill
Why she’s in prison: Unknown. Alex originally thinks she was hired by Kubra Balik (drug boss) to kill her, but it’s later revealed that she’s insane and thinks the NSA is trying to frame her for terrorism.
How long is her sentence: Unknown, but she arrives at Litchfield from another facility and seems very familiar with prison life, so presumably a long time.
Was her sentence extended: No
How much time does she have left: Unknown. She says it “depends on how well I do here.”

Anita DeMarco
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: She came in on the same day as Red, so at least 12 years.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Maureen Kukudio
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Blanca Flores
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Maria Ruiz
Why she’s in prison: Unknown.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.

Judy King
Why she’s in prison: Tax evasion. She was arrested on television while the inmates at Litchfield followed her case.
How long is her sentence: Unknown.
Was her sentence extended: No.
How much time does she have left: Unknown.