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Michigan Jail Ditches Orange Jumpsuits Because Netflix Made Them Fashionable

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Due to the popularity of the show ‘Orange Is the New Black’, one Michigan jail has decided to ditch the inmates’ orange jumpsuits and trade them in for something a little more traditional… black and white striped jumpsuits.

Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel recently announced that he plans to give inmates in his neck of the woods a complete wardrobe makeover, since popular culture has made orange prison attire a fashion statement for the general public.

“Some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail … wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public,” he said, adding that this is a concern because inmates are sometimes forced to work outside of the jail. “Until there is a new show that’s black and white horizontal stripes is the new black, I’m going to this look. If you don’t like the clothes that I give you, don’t return.”

We wouldn’t care what color the jumpsuit was…as long as it came with a built-in chastity belt.

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