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There is someone waiting for me. That is plan enough. And I'm going to eat dinner at dinner time. At 7:00. Like a person
~ Miss Claudette explaining what she'll do if she leaves prison.
Claudette "Miss Claudette" Pelage was a recurring inmate from the Netflix original series 'Orange is the New Black'. She appeared in 12 episodes.


Claudette is an older woman in comparison to the other characters on the show. She has gray curly hair. She wears violet-red lipstick and has well groomed eyebrows. She also appears very stern.


As a child, Claudette began working at a live-in maid service in order to pay off her parents' debts. She met Jean Baptiste, the man that walked her into the maid service.

Claudette grew up and became a manager of the same maid service company she worked for. Jean Baptiste came to visit her after not seeing each other for some time. He revealed that he has married a woman named Josephine, and he introduced Claudette to her. Claudette was seemingly disappointed when she discovered he had married.

Claudette discovered that one of her girls was brutally attacked by a customer. She later showed up to his house, saying that the girl cannot help him on that day and that she would clean instead. She later murdered him with a butcher knife. Due to her extreme cleanliness, it is unlikely this was the crime for which she was convicted and sent to prison ("Imaginary Enemies").

Villainous Acts

  • Strangling Fischer.
  • Stabbing and murdering a man who abused one of her workers.
  • Buying children for a cleaning service.
  • Forcing all bunk mates to follow her ideas and not accepting anything else than her standards.

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