updated 06/24/2014 AT 8:40 PM ET
•originally published 06/24/2014 AT 8:15 AM ET
The ladies of Litchfield were granted furlough last weekend for a little visit to the Big Apple. To celebrate their second season, Orange Is the New Black hosted a press gathering in New York City.
Turns out, when Piper Chapman is away, her lovers will play. PEOPLE sat down with Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon, who both portray exes of OITNB’s protagonist Piper (Taylor Schilling), to chat about life on the prison set.
While they share a convict in common on the Netflix hit, we asked these stars about a different prisoner making the news: hottie thug Jeremy Meeks.
“Of course, we heard about that!” Prepon exclaimed when handed Meeks’s mugshot.