In season 5, she uses her basic medical training from her firefighting days to stitch CO Humphrey's gunshot wound, and spends most of the season helping the prison's only remaining medical personnel - one of the nurses - to care for the sick and injured inmates.Eventually, Sophia sneaks out of the prison with the intent to get sent to max to find Ingalls, but discovers that she has been released on compassionate grounds.Sophia also develops friendships with Red, who goes to her for a makeover when she learns Vee has returned, and surprisingly, Tiffany, who has mellowed out considerably.During the third season, Sophia agrees to allow Gloria's son ride with her son for weekly visits.
They later develop an amicable relationship, often trading gifts or advice.
After refusing to be searched by a male prison guard, Janae is sent to the SHU by Caputo.
She blames Piper for this since Piper lost the screwdriver that started the whole confrontation.
Sophia Burset (played by Laverne Cox and M Lamar in flashbacks) – A trans woman, formerly a firefighter named Marcus, Sophia is in prison for credit card fraud, which she used to finance her gender confirmation surgery.
Her wife at the time, Crystal, had been supportive of her transition and even helped her during her adjustment period, but her young son, Michael, had difficulty with her transition and ultimately turned her in to authorities.