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Old 08-01-2013, 12:15 PM
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Has anybody here kept their clothes from their jail/prison time ?
Yes , I imagine this might be , in general , theft - So it's lucky we generally hide behind screen names , eh ! Still , I take no responsibility , legally , for what may result from you posting here , be warned...
I am asking about people who've - smuggled generally , I suppose - institutional duds as they were released , and still have what they smuggled out now .
I got a couple out , and am wearing a T-shirt marked for the jail I was in (Um , I am in another county now .) now , and socks (Visible , cuz' I'm wearing Chaco hiking sandals but the socks are not marked .) now ~ Actually , I'm wearing the back up fromt , showing the jail logo (A fair part obscred my my jacket/outershirts , though . I'd worn it before but only as an undershirt .
Now I realize this may be a rather , " inanely teenage /immature " question , and those among you who served harder time might be turned off by the concept of keeping jail clothes , and this is a rather immature concept ~ Well , I'm an immature person ! I gotta accept that/roll with it " , baby bubba , as Steve Winwood )( the Sugarhill Gang) sang/(rapped)...
This does appear to be the most appropriate Forum for this question , even though it's maybe a little too " light " a question for the general tenor of this one .

Frankly , in my social/financial position...I could use the clothes!!!!!!!!!
I've aqcuired others in my time(s) , which are now lost...
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:49 PM
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Ah, I don't think underclothes (whites) count.

If they had let me keep my prison blues (jeans and blue-collared button-up-shirt) with name and number tag still on them, I might have hung them on the wall just to remember "where I came from." But instead they issue you a brand new pair of jeans and shirt without tags on them. At least my state prison did.

I think prisons have wised up to the fact that genuine prison issue blues or scrubs can fetch a pretty penny on eBay if they still have their tags or numbers stamped on them, so many have decided on fresh issue upon release instead.

County jails are another matter. They usually just keep your street clothes and let you wear them back out once released, unless you gained or lost too much weight during your stay or something and can't fit into them any more.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:48 PM
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...Yeah , in my county time (detailed in my " Introducing " - I was in ther jail of a fairly famous California " surfer/old hippie ' town , so I think my duds might have a little appeal especially if I fulfill my absurdly romantic " busking across Europe fantasies , detailed elsewhere in my posts !!!) , that was the pattern with clothes (Though some people were in for actual - not official , " actual " of after the 1/2-ing in California , etc. , was taken off - time of over a year in my Gen Pop-non-violent wing , but I did hear that there was a tendency to hand people their old clothes back - Except that , in my case , after my longest bid , I found that the Sheriff's Department had thrown ALL of my shirts , IIRC , out!!!!!!!!!!!
They said they took too much space .
I got some charity/leftover shirts to stop me from having to go around like Steve Reeves in a Hercules movie , but I had to spend more of my time and my limited piled-up money on substitute shirts to replace those " donations " .




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Ah, I don't think underclothes (whites) count.

If they had let me keep my prison blues (jeans and blue-collared button-up-shirt) with name and number tag still on them, I might have hung them on the wall just to remember "where I came from." But instead they issue you a brand new pair of jeans and shirt without tags on them. At least my state prison did.

I think prisons have wised up to the fact that genuine prison issue blues or scrubs can fetch a pretty penny on eBay if they still have their tags or numbers stamped on them, so many have decided on fresh issue upon release instead.

County jails are another matter. They usually just keep your street clothes and let you wear them back out once released, unless you gained or lost too much weight during your stay or something and can't fit into them any more.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:34 PM
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...I don't think I was ever able to get out an over-undershirt .
The thicker poly-cotton? thing with a dip below your neck which showed the undershirt beneath with your one pocket in it , for your ID cart etc. - That I was never able to get out .
I once got out some longer pants from the sweats , and some prison sandals ( Hey - there's someone around here in SJ , also homeless , go goes around in prison sandals , the same kind . ) .
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Well - it never occurred to me to do so. In fact, the clothes I had in personal property were so funky when I got out, that I pretty much tossed them in the trash when I got home.

I see all the reminders of the inside by visiting any grocery store on a Saturday morning: Loudness, crowds and rude behaviors.
And, of course, any package of Ramen Noodles or squeeze cheese brings the memories back.
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I would have liked to have brought home a prison uniform to wear as a Halloween costume!
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So if I understand this correctly, hypothetically you came out of prison with some underclothes. Not quite sure the motivation was to do that, if you didn't have any. Anyway, if you are in need of any clothes, you can always go to the thrift stores and quite possibly get them for free. If not they offer clothes at a really cheap price like 1.00 for a nice shirt and the same for pants for jeans. There are also many charities around where you can get for free as well as churches.

That was nice of you to share with the homeless. Even flipflops are better than nothing.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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...If you meant me , I did not donate anything to that guy , I did not mean to say that , perhaps I did not make myself clear enough .
I just meant that I saw him in the same type of p.s....Made in China (Who by ?????)!



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So if I understand this correctly, hypothetically you came out of prison with some underclothes. Not quite sure the motivation was to do that, if you didn't have any. Anyway, if you are in need of any clothes, you can always go to the thrift stores and quite possibly get them for free. If not they offer clothes at a really cheap price like 1.00 for a nice shirt and the same for pants for jeans. There are also many charities around where you can get for free as well as churches.

That was nice of you to share with the homeless. Even flipflops are better than nothing.
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I just called yesterday to find out about how release works.

They told me (it's a level 1 camp):

I go at noon and park across the street. Not in the usual parking lot where the visitation vans pick us up and take us inside the base, but in front of the restrooms about 200 feet from the lot.

Then I call the prison.

After "a while" a van will deliver him to me there. They said they do that so he can change "if he wants" into street clothes in the restroom.

So there must be a what that he changes out of, and I'm guessing it's the overall thing.

Maybe the van waits for the overall back, I don't know.
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In most states releasing from prison they have prison issue clothes that they release in. Last I knew in AZ it was cheap jeans and a blue t-shirt. That's what you're sent out in if you don't loved ones bringing you in clothes. They don't release in the same clothes that inmates wear day to day for obvious security reasons.
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My husband will be released in kahki pants and shirt prison issues but he must turn them in with his parole officer or we have to pay 75$ for them. He said we are stopping and the nearest gas station so he can change immediately
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First time I picked My Mr up the facility had issued him a pair of grey sweats & white t-shirt.
The next two times I picked him up was from a different facility and they brought him out to the car in his regular prison issued clothes, the complete outfit right down to the boots & winter jacket. Both outfits hang in the way back of the closet.
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My suitcase on my cross country AMTRAK (so much for the bop's 500 miles from home scam) trip was my grey mesh prison laundry bag. The prison gave me one pair of bluejeans with a rope belt, one size didn't fit all, and I wore my grey commissary sweatshirt.

The funny thing was that another bop releasee boarded the train in the midwest, and it took us about 5 minutes to figure out each other's status.
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Last time I went to visit my love I used the rest room before being escorted to the visitor building. In the garbage was a pair of prison issue ugly blue van type slip on shoes. I mentioned this to the guard and asked what the deal was and she explained someone was released and must have thrown them away. She then went in the bathroom, pulled them out and handed them to the intake desk and said add these back to the rotation. At our visit I told My LO about it and we were cracking up. I said I know you only have 4 months left but if you need some money for shoes let me know. I will not have my baby wearing used up garbage shoes. I swear the system treats them as less than human.
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