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John Bennett
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John Bennett
Correctional Officer
Also known as
Benny (George Mendez)
Cause of death

John Bennett is a corrections officer at Litchfield Penitentiary, portrayed by Matt McGorry. He is from around Poughkeepsie, New York. He is the father of Daya's unborn child.


A prison guard who is in a secret relationship with Daya. He has an artificial leg which Daya discovers while performing oral sex on him in a utility closet. He is also approached by Daya's mother, Aleida, who he rebuffs. He confides to Daya that he is under a lot of pressure to be tougher on the girls, and fakes reprimanding her in front of everyone while secretly putting a note in her pocket. He cares deeply for her and his child, but it is occasionally implied that he is more serious about their relationship than her, something that causes him stress. In Season 2, when Mendez is returned to the prison after his suspension for having sex with Daya, Bennett is outraged and uncharacteristically takes out his rage on Vee's gang, tearing apart their living space while conducting a search, before being dragged off by Mendez . He then drags one of Daya's friends to the SHU when she tries to blackmail him. He attempts to be a couple with Daya, who often rejects his advances due to her pregnancy hormones, but the two share a number of sweet and romantic moments together, despite the situation. In an attempt to rid Mendez permanently from Litchfield, he confesses to Caputo about Daya's pregnancy without her permission, saying that Mendez is the father and he presumably gets thrown into prison. Eventually, under pressure from Daya, he confesses to being the father of her child to Caputo, but is told to keep quiet.


John Bennett is one of the kinder guards within the prison. He is liked by the inmates even though at times he may come off as being crazy such as the moments where he threatened Daya's kitchen-mates in order to keep the fact that he is the biological father of Daya's unborn child from coming out. However, out of all the inmates he shows a huge amount of kindness and respect towards Daya even when she first arrived at the prison. He carries himself as straight-laced, almost like a Boy Scout, but at times has a military bearing.  

Physical Appearance Edit

John Bennett has short dark-brown hair and is mostly seen in his correctional officer uniform in the episodes. However, at home, he is seen wearing more casual attire, such as when Cesar came to his house to inform him of Daya's pregnancy. He has a prosthetic left leg, which is originally thought to be from his tour in Afghanistan, but is later revealed to be from an infection from a dirty hot tub in Orlando, Florida.  





Season 1 Appearances
"I Wasn't Ready" "Tit Punch" "Lesbian Request Denied" "Imaginary Enemies" "The Chickening"
"WAC Pack" "Blood Donut" "Moscow Mule" "Fucksgiving" "Bora Bora Bora"
"Tall Men with Feelings" "Fool Me Once" "Can't Fix Crazy"
Season 2 Appearances
"Thirsty Bird" "Looks Blue, Tastes Red" "Hugs Can Be Deceiving" "A Whole Other Hole" "Low Self Esteem City"
"You Also Have a Pizza" "Comic Sans" "Appropriately Sized Pots" "40 OZ of Furlough" "Little Moustachioed Shit"
"Take a Break From Your Values" "It Was The Change" "We Have Manners. We're Polite."

Memorable QuotesEdit

"You got a little, uh, between your two teeth."
— John Bennett
"It'd look funny, like I liked you."
— John Bennett
"I got laid."
— John Bennett
"I am Hotty McHot, bitches!"
— John Bennett
"I'm not buying gay porn."
— John Bennett

Trivia Edit

  • Listens to Fleet Foxes
  • Trying to quit smoking by chewing tobacco instead.


Season 1Edit

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Season 2Edit

Promotional Pictures


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