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Yvonne "Vee" Parker is an inmate at Litchfield Federal Penitentiary who made her debut in Season 2. She is the main antagonist of this season.

Background Edit

Vee is originally shown to be a motherly figure to Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson. When Taystee was young she would attempt to advertise herself for adoption. Vee gives the young girl the nickname of "Taystee girl" and says that one day she will take her in. Vee is what Taystee calls a "connect" which translates into "drug dealer". She makes children carry and sell drugs then report back with the money. A young man named RJ sells for Vee, and is later killed for starting his own business. Taystee considered RJ to be a brother. She appears to be unaware that he was killed by a cop that was paid by Vee to stop competitive sales on her turf, but later says something to Vee that implies she figured it out. 


Vee is shown to be extremely manipulative, demonstrating an ability to look deep into a person's character and immediately figure out what they will or won't do for the right price. She is a returning prisoner to Litchfield, and immediately upon arrival takes advantage of Crazy Eyes's trust. She tries to separate Taystee from her best friend Poussey, and quickly becomes the leader of their group, until they rat her out. She is what Rosa would say "A very rude woman."

In the last episode of Season 2, she escapes Litchfield. While trying to hitch-hike, she is hit by Rosa with the Litchfield van. The episode ends with her bleeding, leaving her return to Litchfield in doubt.

Physical Appearance Edit

Vee Parker is a tall, middle aged black woman with wild, long curly hair. She has a small gap between her two front teeth.




Life at Litchfield Edit

Vee has been incarcerated at Litchfield multiple times. She was shown to have entered Litchfield at the same time as Red, and she was the person who first gave Red the idea to use the vendor "Neptune Produce" to Red's advantage. Red tells Vee about her new business, so Vee sends her girls to threaten Red into selling her business to her. Red refuses and she is attacked by Vee and her friends.

After being dismissed from the kitchen, Red finds another way to smuggle in contraband using the greenhouse. Vee wants control over the imports and attempts to take the greenhouse from Red. After a brief fight, they come to a truce. However, Vee lied, and attacks Red from behind with a lock in a sock (slock). Vee loses all of her family, except Crazy Eyes, who is tricked into thinking she attacked Red in a blackout state and Vee getting suspended. The other girls rat on Vee for the attack, but before they can arrest her, she sneaks out the sewage drain in the greenhouse. She is seen in the woods, running, and comes to the road, just as Rosa is making her escape. Thinking back to when Vee made Rosa get up out of her seat when eating, Rosa veers off the road and hits Vee with the prison van. "Always so rude, that one!", she says as she laughs and drives away. It is currently unknown if Vee survived being hit.


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

"If you're not building a future, it's because you don't believe there is a future."
— Yvonne Parker
"I'm an adult. It gives me the right to make bad choices."
— Yvonne Parker
"At the end of the day, you are a garden rose and that bitch is a weed."
— Yvonne Parker
"I sell smack. I'm always worried."
— Yvonne Parker
"Is there something you wanna ask me?"
— Yvonne Parker


The character of Yvonne Parker, nicknamed Vee, was instantly acclaimed by critics during season 2, as was actress Lorraine Toussaint's performance. The vast majority of reviewers noted that Parker was, in every way, the most frightening aspect of the show's second season. Her storyline was considered to be well-developed and carried out.


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