Someone on Orange Is the New Black made a Jolly Rancher shank. How on earth did they do it? (VIDEO).

This Is How a Prison Inmate Could Make a Shank out of Jolly Ranchers, Like on OITNB

This Is How a Prison Inmate Could Make a Shank out of Jolly Ranchers, Like on OITNB

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
July 8 2015 11:55 AM

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

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Still taken from the video.

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.

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