Lolly Whitehill, portrayed by Lori Petty, was sent to the psychiatric ward at the end of Season 4 after being involved in the death of a guard.
In the series “Orange Is the New Black,” Lolly Whitehill is introduced as a quirky and seemingly paranoid inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary. Over time, viewers learn more about her backstory, including her struggles with mental health issues. Lolly befriends Alex Vause and helps her dispose of the body of a hitman who was sent to kill Alex. When the body is eventually found, Lolly confesses to the murder, believing her delusions about time travel and the NSA are real and that she is protecting her friends.
Despite the efforts of her friend and prison counselor Sam Healy to protect her, the gravity of the situation becomes too much to handle. The prison staff realizes that Lolly is not competent to stand trial for her actions due to her mental state. As a result, she is removed from the general population and transferred to the psychiatric ward, known as “Psych,” where she is likely to spend the remainder of her sentence in a more controlled environment, receiving the mental health care she needs. Her transfer to Psych is a poignant moment in the series, highlighting the often inadequate treatment of mental health within the prison system.