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Jean Baptiste is a friend of Miss Claudette, who appears in Season One of Orange Is the New Black.

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He is first shown when he brought a young Claudette Pelage to the child labor trade and not seen again until decades later when he brings his wife Josephine to meet Miss Claudette. Baptiste is then unheard of until Miss Claudette has been imprisoned for a long time, when he writes to her, stating that Josephine had died. Baptiste was Claudette's first visitor in prison and it is implied that he is a love interest of hers.


Baptiste is a kind man, yet he delivers children to work. Jean shows kindness to the children he escorts. He later disappears from his escorting job for unknown reasons. Baptiste shows up many years later again at the business - which Miss Claudette now runs - this time with his new wife, Josephine. He is very fond of her, and cares for her well. He brings Claudette a present, to which she accepts. Jean Baptiste then leaves to get settled down with Josephine.

Years later, Josephine dies, whilst Claudette is still in prison. Baptiste then turns to Claudette for affection. This raises Claudette's spirits and pushes her to agree to an appeal against her sentence.


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