John Bennett, played by Matt McGorry, is a new corrections officer at Litchfield and a former soldier.
He develops a relationship with an inmate, Daya, who he impregnates. Bennett often tells her off in front of other inmates so as not to be seen favouring her.
Bennett has an artificial leg from an infection he got from a dirty hot tub (not from his time in the army which he leads his workmates into believing). The girls from Spanish Harlem blackmail him into smuggling contraband into the prison using his leg.