NPR logo

Georgia Jail Goes All Pink From Walls To Jumpsuits

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120940961/120940975" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Georgia Jail Goes All Pink From Walls To Jumpsuits

Diversions

Georgia Jail Goes All Pink From Walls To Jumpsuits

Georgia Jail Goes All Pink From Walls To Jumpsuits

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/120940961/120940975" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Inmates in a Georgia jail won't likely be tickled pink with its new makeover. Officials at the Ben Hill County Jail are painting every wall and bunk Pepto Bismol pink. Plus: the towels, sheets, shoes and handcuffs. Officials say shocking pink jumpsuits will make escapees easier catch.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Inmates in a Georgia jail won't likely be tickled pink with its new makeover. And that's just the idea. Officials at the Ben Hill County Jail are painting every wall and bunk Pepto-Bismol pink. Also: the towels, sheets, shoes, handcuffs. Officials say the shocking pink jumpsuits will make escapees easier to catch. But mostly they're hoping inmates will hate the new d�cor so much they'll go straight rather than come back.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2009 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.