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Dallas County Jail Inmates Put on Christmas Play

Every Christmas show has its hiccups: An angel's wings fall off. Tiny Tim forgets his lines. The Sugar Plum Fairy spins off stage.

But not many have to cope with a star missing the performance due to an urgent date with a criminal court judge. That was just one of the challenges of putting on a Christmas play in a women's unit at the Dallas County Jail. All the costumes were green-striped jail scrubs, all the actors were female (even the Three Wise Men) and and all the rehearsals were monitored by a sheriff's deputy.

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