Irma Lerman (portrayed by Yvette Freeman) is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary who is part of the Golden Girls gang. She comes into focus in season two during Red’s greenhouse operation. Irma wants no trouble; all she cares about is gardening. However, this does not mean that she is disloyal to Red or the greenhouse. Irma brings Black Cindy‘s theft of the corn from the garden in season three known to Red.
Now that the manhole in the center of the garden has been cemented, it seems as though the greenhouse may remain Irma’s–and Red’s–sanctuary. Perhaps prison regulations will limit this freedom in season four, seeing as most of the inmates ran out of the prison yard and into the lake without any administrative resistance whatsoever.