Inmates Now Wear Pink in KY County Thanks to Cincinnati Bengals

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - In a town where Cincinnati Bengals fans
are plentiful, jail officials in one northern Kentucky county think
orange jumpsuits may not be the best for making inmates stand out
in a crowd.

That's why this year, prisoners will be wearing pink. Hot pink.
Kenton County chief deputy jailer Col. Scott Colvin says he was
looking out his office window toward Paul Brown Stadium and noticed
all the Bengals fans dressed in orange. He told The Kentucky
Enquirer that if an inmate escaped, he might easily blend in with
the crowd.

Jailer Terry Carl approved the switch. The jail buys new
jumpsuits every year anyway, and the cost is the same, no matter
the color.

The jail replaced the orange jumpsuits on Friday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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