Piper Chapman, played byTaylor Schilling, is a smart young woman whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when she must serve time in a federal penitentiary.
Piper is sentenced to 15 months in prison after smuggling a suitcase of drug money into Europe for her former girlfriend, 10 years earlier. Unfortunately for Piper, her ex-girlfriend Alex is also sent to the same prison where they are forced to do their time together.
Piper leaves her fiancé, Larry, behind on the outisde as well as her newly thriving soap business to enter the harsh world of Litchfield Penitentiary.
During her first week she successfully manages to make multiple enemies and acquires a stalker, as she struggles to find her way in prison life.