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How Could a Prison Inmate Make a Shank out of Jolly Ranchers? We Decided to Find Out.

The third season of Orange Is the New Black provided Litchfield Penitentiary with way more levity and color than Season 2: There are kitchen-centered power struggles, a panty smuggling ring, and even a shank made from Jolly Ranchers. The candy weapon makes a couple of appearances throughout the season, and the more we looked at it, the more we wondered how on earth such a thing could be possible. We decided to investigate. Please don’t try this method at home; needless to say, burning a finger in the name of confectionary weaponry is just not worth it.