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Orange is sooooo 2008. Prisoners in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, rock hot-pink shirts and stripy yellow-and-white stripe pants—and no, this silly outfit is not part of their sentences.
"We want our inmates to be identifiable. If one of them slips over the wall, we want to know about it right away,” Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said.
According to Burnett, the old head-to-toe orange looks were too similar to clothes people could buy in uniform stores in town. (Uh, who's walking around in monochrome orange in Oklahoma? Hellooo, Racked Street Scenes.)
Attorney Fred Shaeffer said he thinks the outfits were selected to embarrass the people who wear them.· Hot pink and bright yellow means you're in jail in Cleveland County [Oklahoman]
"There's no doubt in my mind that the intent was to humiliate them. A lot of innocent people get arrested and go through that jail, and everyone is supposed to be presumed innocent until they are found guilty. It's bad enough to be arrested, but to then be humiliated by having to wear a costume like that is wrong," he said.