In Michigan City Orange Really Is New Black

In Michigan City Orange Really Is New Black

Orange really is the new black.

So much so, in fact, that the sheriff of a Michigan city has noted that the all-orange inmate jumpsuit has become a popular fashion trend outside of jail.

So he started replacing them with traditional black-and-white stripe uniforms for all prisoners of Saginaw County.

"I don't ever want citizens of Saginaw County to wonder, if they see someone on orange, if it is an inmate or not," said Sheriff William Federspiel.

"It's because as you see shows on television, like Orange Is The New Black, some people think it's rad to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public," he lamented, speaking to Saginaw News.

Sheriff Federspiel said he expects the inmates to be in the new uniform by year-end.

"Until black-and-white horizontal stripes becomes the new black, we are changing our uniforms," he said.

The popular Netflix series Orange Is The New Black is based on a woman's memoir of her year in a federal prison.

Source: “Sky News”

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