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Old 10-02-2006, 02:00 AM
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Question Jumpsuit Colors and their meanings

Can someone please tell me what the meaning/definition of a blue jumpsuit vs. orange? I am getting conflicting answers and dont know who to believe!? Help Please (my friend is at Chino)
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:18 AM
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Orange is for reception, blue I believe is county and green is high flight risk.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:47 AM
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It Depends If Your Talking About Prison Or County Jail
Cause In County Blues Was Main Line
Orange Was High Profile Or Something Like That
Yellow Was Pill Mod
Brown Mentally Ill/ MEDICAL
In Prison The Girl Above Is Right Orange Is Reception
Blue Is Regular
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Like forgotten said depends on the prison or jail..

Im not to familiar with all the colors but I do know this though

depending on what jail (county)~ hes in ~~during the (1) hr visit behind glass is ORANGE

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Orange is for medical as if your going to the doctors..
Orange and Burgandy is for ADSEG (HOLE)

Id look into what prison or jail your loved one is at and get a response from there.

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:38 AM
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It varies by prison and jails. Lancasters reception colors is a white jumpsuit. As a matter of fact all i ever aaw there was white. Because when they come out to regular visits they are in their blue shirt and blue jeans. Also what colors maybe worn up north maybe different for southern cali also.
it varies by prison and jail basically.
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Orange reception
blue PWC ( permanent work Crew)
this is at Chino
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From what I understand is Orange in prison is Reception and I asked about a guy in Green suit and was told that it means Green Light. They keep that person in protective custody because they will be killed. (Rape/ Child molestation, etc.) The person I had seen in a green suit had raped a girl.
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Like i said earlier every prison varies. Delano use to be blue for reception. Whereas lancaster is white for reception so it varies.
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From what I understand is Orange in prison is Reception and I asked about a guy in Green suit and was told that it means Green Light. They keep that person in protective custody because they will be killed. (Rape/ Child molestation, etc.) The person I had seen in a green suit had raped a girl.
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It might be different in prison, the colors I know are in county.
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Just adding my two cents here, my husband is in SHU at Pelican Bay and he always has worn a yellow jumpsuit. Every place is different.
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what is reception?
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It's what they are in when they first go to prison. They are in reception untill they are placed at a prison where they will serve their time. Their privelages are more restricted. Non-contact visits, not allowed quarterly or special packages etc.

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i know in men's central jail the colors mean:
blue: regular inmate
Light blue: Homosexual
Sea green: Trusty
White: Medical
Yellow: metal health
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In most of the prisons I have worked in, Orange was reception/orientation, Blue was mainline, and Yellow was Ad/Seg.
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In most of the prisons I have worked in, Orange was reception/orientation, Blue was mainline, and Yellow was Ad/Seg.
Sgt- I had to go to PVSP on business a few years ago and there were some inmate workers wearing sort of a lime green or chartreuse jumpsuit- it was the ugliest color in the world, any idea what that signified? The workers were sweeping floors in the lobby and around offices
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Sgt- I had to go to PVSP on business a few years ago and there were some inmate workers wearing sort of a lime green or chartreuse jumpsuit- it was the ugliest color in the world, any idea what that signified? The workers were sweeping floors in the lobby and around offices
No clue. I have seen some odd colors come back from laundry before. Maybe they started white or yellow.
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I've visited several prisons where the trustees wore that color when they were out doing work. So when they were out cleaning, etc. they'd be in the bright lime green. That's my guess as to what you saw. I'm assuming they want those guys in bright colors since they're often working outside the fences, alongside visitors, staff, etc.

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JMK is correct...they are workers that wear that awful lime green color. It is for minimum security inmates who are allowed to be outside the prison facility. They want to definitely make sure they can be seen. Those jumpsuites are so bright...I NASA can see them from the space satellite



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I've visited several prisons where the trustees wore that color when they were out doing work. So when they were out cleaning, etc. they'd be in the bright lime green. That's my guess as to what you saw. I'm assuming they want those guys in bright colors since they're often working outside the fences, alongside visitors, staff, etc.
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JMK is correct...they are workers that wear that awful lime green color. It is for minimum security inmates who are allowed to be outside the prison facility. They want to definitely make sure they can be seen. Those jumpsuites are so bright...I NASA can see them from the space satellite
LOL...that would be funny to see Earth and see tiny lime green dots!!! Also though dark see through blue jumpsuits are transporting inmates.
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Delano KVSP:
Blue- G/P mainline
White- Ad Seg
Neon green and sometimes Yellow- E yard inmates that work outside the gates but still on prison grounds

This has been the same at Centinela and CCI except at Centinela the E yard level 1 workers are typically seen in BRIGHT vests not the jumpsuit.
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Delano KVSP:
Blue- G/P mainline
White- Ad Seg
Neon green and sometimes Yellow- E yard inmates that work outside the gates but still on prison grounds

This has been the same at Centinela and CCI except at Centinela the E yard level 1 workers are typically seen in BRIGHT vests not the jumpsuit.
Hubby wore yellow jumpsuit in KVSP Ad Seg.
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Hubby wore yellow jumpsuit in KVSP Ad Seg.
Oh really? Mine had one this white jumpsuit that tied from the front it was odd loooking.

I forgot to add that when an inmate has a disibility they wear neon vests labeling the disability.
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I forgot to add that when an inmate has a disibility they wear neon vests labeling the disability.[/quote]

My husband is in Centinela on E yard with a disability and no vest wearing here! lol..... Thank God......And the workers I have seen have had the neon green on. Also,there is a fire house with a few guys and if I am not mistaking they wear orange.
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It appears that as with many issues relating to our prison system, inconsistency is the norm.
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