Rikerson has not been seen much of, but he does seem to be sympathetic when Sophia Burset is taken to the SHU. However, he does not object to breaking the rules when he sees it as necessary, as seen in "People Persons".
Physical Appearance Edit
Rikerson is a tall, heavyset black male who appears to be in his thirties.
Before Litchfield Edit
Nothing is known about Rikerson's life prior to entering Litchfield.
He is later present at the practical demonstration of inmate subjugation and is used as an example by Caputo. Upon being taken down, Rikerson is shocked and loudly proclaims how much it hurt, before running back to his spot to get his inhaler, which causes the experienced COs to look at each other in frustration and disbelief.
In "Trust No Bitch", Rikerson is the CO who insists that one of the grounds crew needs to stay behind and sweep the greenhouse, which leads to Alex getting attacked by Aydin Bayat, who has managed to be hired as a CO.
In "Work That Body For Me", Rikerson is among the rookie COs deployed in riot gear to get the inmates down at the lake back into the prison. He complains that he can't breathe in his riot gear without the visor fogging up and eventually takes his helmet off.
In "People Persons", Rikerson is one of the COs that remains on the prison grounds for lock down after the body of Aydin Bayat is found. He does not object to Piscatella and the veteran COs' flaunting of the rules that Caputo left them with and their subsequent treatment of the inmates.
CO Rikerson is found as a hostage and forced to wear a blue muumuu similar to the one Gerrman wears.