Caught red-handed: Oklahoma sheriff introduces hit pink jumpsuits as deterrent to crimeBy AP
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Okla. inmates not tickled pink with new jumpsuits
MANGUM, Okla. — A southwestern Oklahoma sheriff is dressing county inmates in hot pink jumpsuits as a deterrent to crime and to make them easier to spot.
Greer County Sheriff Devin Huckabay says the new suits replace the faded and tattered orange jumpsuits worn until now.
Huckabay says male inmates “don’t like wearing them” and that the snazzy jumpsuits therefore are an incentive to not break the law and wind up in jail.
He says the prisoners wearing pink are also “hard to miss” and so can be easily managed when working on community projects or being transferred.
Information from: The Lawton Constitution, www.swoknews.com