From the article: In Season 6 the inequities and brutal realities of the US prison system continue to be draped in the trappings of other oppressive systems. The socioeconomic stratifications outside the barbed wire-topped walls are on display as some inmates are represented by high-powered attorneys carrying sleek laptops, and others are represented by frazzled and overstressed public defenders. The power of religion to break apart a family is exemplified by the parents of inmate Nicky Nichols (Natasha Lyonne) who made their daughter’s bat mitzvah the battleground for a nasty divorce. The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter show up in the courtroom to defend a black inmate wrongly accused of killing a guard, and in a moment that wrenches tears from both the character and the viewer, [SPOILER ALERT] a guilty verdict rings through the courtroom. Drawing a marked connection to the immigration battles of today’s politics, the industrialized prison corporation that controls the women’s lives begins to branch out into border control and detention.