Sad: Michigan prison trades orange jumpsuits for black and white stripes…because of Netflix

When a society glorifies what it used to abhor, it will fundamentally transform. But into what? That’s the question we need to be asking ourselves if this story ends up being a trend.

The traditional black and white stripes are making a comeback at a Michigan prison because the Netflix series ‘Orange Is The New Black’ has made orange jumpsuits too “cool”.

Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel said, “It’s because as you see shows on television, like ‘Orange Is The New Black,; some people think it’s cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing all orange jumpsuits out at the mall or in public.”

“We’re not trying to embarrass or shame them. It tells me something, though, when the inmates think that it’s bad: It’s probably good. We don’t want them getting too comfortable, feeling like they’re productive members of society, when actually when they’re incarcerated, they’re not,” he added.

H/T The Daily Caller