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Slainte
11-09-2006, 07:15 AM
Mo. jail goes pink to handle inmates

Prisoners returning to a southwest Missouri county jail damaged in a failed breakout will find a new color scheme pink with blue teddy bear accents.

The Dallas County Detention Center is being repainted a soft shade of pink in an effort to better manage sometimes volatile detainees. Dallas County Sheriff Mike Rackley said he decided to update the look as part of extensive repairs necessary after inmates set a fire and vandalized the interior in an escape attempt.

"Basically, if they are going to act like children and commit a childish act, then we'll make a childish atmosphere," he said. "And its a calming thing; Teddy bears are soothing. So we made it like a day care, and that's kind of like what it is, a day care for adults who can't control their behavior in public."

A month after the Oct. 8 incident, the county's 30-plus prisoners are in neighboring jails while repairs continue. The new paint job includes stenciled blue teddy bear accents.

"How do you feel tough in a pink atmosphere?" Rackley said of the new color scheme, which was inspired by similar redecorating efforts at jails in Texas and Arizona.

It's a trend that's backed up by science. Researchers have documented the ability of certain colors to evoke emotional and physical responses.

More (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061109/ap_on_fe_st/pink_jail_4)

JAM29
11-12-2006, 06:02 PM
do they wear pink also or other pink things like other states?

2_getha_4_eva
03-02-2007, 01:25 AM
I was told by a co @ S.C.C.C. that they aren't allowed to wear their grey's anymore and they are mostly wearing brown jump suits, but when they run out of them they have to wear salmon pink jumpsuits. Just thought I would add this, my fiance also said he saw them in the dres out room.

JAM29
03-14-2007, 11:49 AM
I was told by a co @ S.C.C.C. that they aren't allowed to wear their grey's anymore and they are mostly wearing brown jump suits, but when they run out of them they have to wear salmon pink jumpsuits. Just thought I would add this, my fiance also said he saw them in the dres out room.
are you saying they cant wear grey underclothing or grey jumpsuits? i havnt heard of salmon pink jumpsuits but pink ones. so do the new inmates get put in the pnk?