Jail Changes Their Jumpsuits To Black And White Because 'Orange Is The New Black' Has Made Orange Ones "Too Cool And Trendy"

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Daily Mail- A Michigan sheriff has taken a swipe at crime dramas such as Netflix smash Orange Is The New Black for making prison uniforms ‘cool’ and ‘trendy’, announcing that he has completely overhauled the jumpsuits at his jail as a result. Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel believes that standard all-orange jumpsuits have increasingly become seen as fashionable because of pop culture, so he has reverted the inmates at Saginaw County Jail to wearing convict era-style black and white stripes. ‘When the lines get blurred between the culture outside the jail and the culture within the jail, I have to do something to redefine those boundaries, because they’ve been blurred far too often in public culture,’ Federspiel told Signaw County News. ‘It’s because as you see shows on television, like Orange Is The New Black, some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public. ‘We decided that the black-and-white stripes would be the best way to go because it signifies ‘jail inmate,’ and I don’t see people out there wanting to wear black-and-white stripes.’

Is this real life?  Because it would appear that the Michigan sheriff thinks this move by him and his jail is going to send shock waves across the world.  Like everybody is going to follow his lead and say, “Yeah!  We can’t have people thinking being an inmate is cool!  Let’s change our jumpsuits back to black and white and make a statement.”  Uhhh nobody wants to be an inmate or look like an inmate guys.  I’ve never seen Orange Is The New Black but I have seen Oz.  Looks like hell on earth.  If I committed a crime and was sent to prison I’d much sooner string myself up from a ceiling fan than spend more than 48 hours there.  And this quote from the sheriff, “Some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.” is absolutely absurd.  I don’t know about you but I don’t exactly see the orange jumpsuit fashion fad catching on anytime soon.  Maybe on Halloween but not the other 364 days out of the year.  It’s going to take a lot more than the show OITNB before people start throwing on orange inmate jump suits and heading out to the bars to try and get laid.  Or maybe they will.  Nothing puts water in a girl’s basement faster than being hit on by a guy wearing the outfit of a convicted felon.  And the mall?  That might be the most absurd part because people don’t even go to malls anymore.

PS- It’s not like the organe jumpsuits serve a purpose or anything.  Oh wait yes they do.  They make escaped inmates easier to spot.  Good luck seeing those black and white ones in the middle of the night.