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Stripes Are in for Wichita County Inmates



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    Stripes are in for inmates at a North Texas jail.

    The Wichita County Sheriff's Office this week changed the look of its inmates when it comes to attire.

    Gone are the green pants and shirts, similar to medical scrubs, that many prisoners wore. Inmates are sporting striped jumpsuits with the words "Wichita County Inmate" printed in large red letters.

    Deputy Chief Derek Meador says the county's previous jail uniforms did not easily identify a person as being an inmate.

    The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported Thursday that trusties will eventually wear orange-and-black striped uniforms. High-risk inmates will dress in red-and-black striped jumpers.