Inmates In Oklahoma Get An 80s-Inspired Makeover
A prison in Oklahoma’s Cleveland County is making some seriously fashion forward moves, and not because the warden wears Prada. For the last 16 months, prisoners have been wearing jail-issued uniforms of hot pink shirts and neon yellow and white striped pants that, if you ask us (or Racked) are seriously Henry Holland-esque.
“We want our inmates to be identifiable,” Undersherrif Rhett Burnett told NewsOK. “If one of them slips over the wall, we want to know about it right away.”
Fair enough — not just anybody has the coloring and physique to pull off neons and wide horizontal stripes.
But the best part might be Attorney Fred Shaeffer’s opinion on the modern uniforms:
“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.”