When Did Poussey Die In Orange Is The New Black, What Was The Riot About And Will The Inmates Get Sent To Separate Prisons?


ORANGE Is The New Black is back on Netflix for the highly anticipated sixth series.

But what happened at the end of season five and how did Poussey die? – here’s a recap…

Netflix Poussey’s death sparked a three day riot in Orange Is The New Black

When did Poussey die in Orange Is The New Black?

Poussey, played by Samira Wiley, died at the end of series four after being restrained in a peaceful demonstration.

The inmates were staging a sit-in protest in the canteen against Captain Piscatella’s harsh treatment.

But Suzanne, who suffers from mental health problems, started to attack CO Baxter Bayley when additional officers were called for back up.

When Poussey tried to step in to pull Suzanne away, Bayley pinned her to the ground by kneeling on her back, not realising that she couldn’t breathe.

She died of suffocation from compression asphyxia.

When Bayley realised what he had done he quit his job at the prison to work for his dad’s pet grooming business and became depressed.

He turned to alcohol and tried to hand himself in to the police for “murder” but was left to sober up in a cell overnight.

Netflix Dayanara shot CO Humphrey in the leg during the prison riot

What was the riot about in Orange Is The New Black?

In season five the inmates rioted for three days in an attempt to seek justice for Poussey’s death.

Their demands included better education, food and medical treatment as well as more lenient punishments in prison.

But Taystee’s main objective was to have officer Bayley sent down for killing Poussey.

It all kicked off when CO Humphrey brought a gun into the prison which Dayanara then got hold of and used to shoot him in the leg.

The prisoners then took the rest of the guards hostage and humiliated them by making them strip and locking them in the portaloos.

However all their negotiations fell apart when Maria released the hostages after striking a deal for a reduced sentence.
The riot ended when guards stormed the prison, deciding that they would have to take back Litchfield by force.

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