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Taslitz is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary and is part of the Golden Girls group. She is portrayed by Judith Roberts. She was in the Segregated Housing Unit (SHU), but in Season Four, episode 6, it was shown that she is now in Litchfield's Maximum Security facility.
Physical Appearance Edit
Taslitz is an elderly woman with shoulder-length grey hair. She has wide, dark eyes and a large mouth and a crooked nose.
Taslitz is a very straightforward, blunt woman. She seems to operate on a strict code of criminal ethics. She has a dry sense of humor, and a foul mouth that you wouldn't expect from an elderly woman. As not much is known about her before her incarceration, it's unknown how much of her personality is a result of her incarceration.
It's very obvious by her actions throughout Season Two that she has a violent streak about her, as she is the one who decides that killing Vee is the only way to deal with her. She seems very protective over her friends, but certainly keeps her own interests at heart.
Before Litchfield Edit
In "Comic Sans", it is revealed Taslitz killed someone with an axe.
Season Two Edit
She is introduced in Season Two, when she and her friends invite Red to sit with them after Red is ostracised by her prison family. The group starts gardening in the prison greenhouse, where they discover a forgotten sewer-grate. With help from Red's sons, they get the grate open and Red starts bringing in the contraband she formerly smuggled in through Neptune's Produce.
When Vee's discovery and subsequent demands to use the greenhouse to smuggle drug contraband drives Red to shut down the greenhouse altogether, Taslitz plans to kill Vee.
However, in the heat of the moment she mistakenly stabs another prisoner with a sharpened toothbrush, and as a result is sent to the SHU.
After one month in the SHU, Taslitz is transferred to Litchfield's Maximum Security Facility, where she will likely stay for the rest of her sentence.
- Frieda (best friend) - the two are shown to be very close, playing games together and sitting next to each other.
- Irma (friend) - Irma is part of the Golden Girls, but does not seem to share the same sort of criminal ethic Taslitz does.
- Jimmy (former, friend) - Taslitz does not show much sympathy toward Jimmy's dementia, but was still friends with her before her release.
- Red (friend) - Taslitz welcomes Red into the group, and convinces Red to let herself go.
- Nicky Nichols (acquaintance) - Shown to be friends in Max.
- Vee (attempted murder) - Taslitz suggests murdering Vee to get back at her. Taslitz stabs a woman in the kidney, who later turns out to not be Vee.