Tue July 22, 2014
Sheriff Puts Inmates Back In Stripes As Orange Jumpsuits Gain Fame
Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 1:13 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A sheriff in Michigan is concerned that the popular series "Orange Is The New Black" has turned orange prison jumpsuits into a fashion statement, like it's cool to be in jail. So concerned, he's requiring inmates to wear old-fashioned black-and-white-striped jumpsuits in place of the orange ones. Sheriff Will Federspiel told The Saginaw News that a lot of inmates don't like the new jumpsuits. His response - too bad, don't come to jail. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.