Orange Is the New Black: Fake It Till You Fake It Some More
June 15, 2015 7:23 PM - Season 3, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Rumors fly among the inmates about a new, higher-paying job assignment, especially when they have to take a test for it.
posted by schnee (8 comments total)
I really expected the reveal to be that inmates were going to work as secondary guards to fill in the regular guards' cut hours and create a caste system. Kind of glad it didn't go there, but I'm not sure giving 40 random inmates access to scissors and needles is the best idea, either.
posted by almostmanda at 5:46 AM on June 16, 2015 [6 favorites]

I don't know what I expected as a job, but it definitely wasn't sewing.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 6:01 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

I too thought it was about them guarding other inmates, but in hindsight, they did foreshadow this turn of events.
posted by tofu_crouton at 7:27 AM on June 16, 2015

Feels like the show is going out of the way to paint the new corporate overlords as disinterested, uncaring, unaware dolts. I have to imagine that they have some awareness of basic risk management techniques around their workforce as this isn't the first time they've done this.
posted by nubs at 2:24 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

I was guessing it would be call center work, which is actually a real thing that happens in a couple of US prisons, incredibly enough. Of course, if they tried to do that on the show, people would say it was unrealistic and unbelievable.
posted by zachlipton at 11:18 PM on June 16, 2015

In some ways I think a call center is more believable than a sewing company? But maybe that's just because I read the articles you linked to.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 12:35 PM on June 17, 2015

I loved Brook in this episode.

"So... Walmart! :D How about Walmart?"
posted by Pizzarina Sbarro at 6:04 PM on June 18, 2015

"I spend... most of my time... trying to understand... things"
posted by vanar sena at 2:27 PM on May 2, 2016

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