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Why prison uniforms are a bad idea

PUBLISHED April 30, 2013

From the bright orange flash of a Guant?namo jumpsuit, to Johnny Cash singing about the stripes around his shoulders, prisoners' uniforms have aways had a powerful impact. Now Chris Grayling wants to bring them back, insisting that all convicted male prisoners must wear prison-issue clothes for the first two weeks of their sentence, as part of a raft of proposals to avoid jail being seen as a "soft touch".

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