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Eeeewwwww! Tennessee's Bradley County jail officials have been giving new inmates old underwear as part of their welcome-to-jail kit, reports the AP. They claim that underwear-sharing is okay because the skivvies have been washed. "Sheriff's Department spokesman Bob Gault told The Associated Press on Wednesday the jail has a longtime practice of issuing everything incoming prisoners wear and said the clothing is sanitized. The Tennessee Corrections Institute inspects jails, and assistant director Peggy Sawyer said reissuing underwear is allowed. She said her agency's rules also require that prisoner clothing be washed twice a week." Still. Ew. [AP]