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47 Jail-Inspired Innovations

From Yoga for Inmates to Prison Runway Shows

— July 1, 2010 — Pop Culture
Our cultural fascination with prison is very intriguing. It's the place no one wants to go to but everyone is interested in. The popularity of the articles in this cluster of jail innovations is proof of that phenomenon.

Above, we explore the manner in which life in jail tries to mimic life in the free world, from prisoner blogs to green jails. We also have featured articles on the pandemonium that erupts when a celebrity goes to jail or an artist or activist uses prison imagery to express themselves. I'm sure you'll find these jail innovations arresting.
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Prisoner Blogs
Prisoner Blogs
The P:Log Journal Scanning Device Allows Inmates to Post Online
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Thwarted Jailbreaks
Thwarted Jailbreaks
Remote-Controlled Blimp Intercepted Near Spanish Prison
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44
Prison for Red Bull Binge Driver After 20 Drink Driving Rampage
Prison for Red Bull Binge Driver After 20 Drink Driving Rampage
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Sweetened Jail Cells
Sweetened Jail Cells
The Sugar Cage Keeps Your Sugar Cubes Under Lock and Key
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42
Jail Bail Via Twitter
Jail Bail Via Twitter
Student Rescued After Tweet in Egypt
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41
Toilet Paper Escape Ads
Toilet Paper Escape Ads
Super-Strong Scottex Toilet Paper is Surely Criminal-Approved
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40
The New Get Out of Jail Free Card
The New Get Out of Jail Free Card
Organ Donation Gets You Probation
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39
Sky-High Slammers
Sky-High Slammers
The Vertical Prison by Chow Khoon Toong, Ong Tien Yee & Beh Ssi Cze
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38
Stains as Prisoners
Stains as Prisoners
Persil Sets Your Stains Free From Clothing
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Celebrities Behaving Badly
Celebrities Behaving Badly
Paris Hilton Going To Jail?
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36
Ex-Prisoner Buys His Old Cell
Ex-Prisoner Buys His Old Cell
Too Much Sentiment?
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35
Jail Break Projections
Jail Break Projections
Lights Used to Fake a Break at Bijlmerbajes Prison
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34
Luxury Prison Hotels?
Luxury Prison Hotels?
Sentenced to Alcratraz
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33
Books From Behind Bars
Books From Behind Bars
Imprisoned Texas Artist Publishes Book Of Bizarre Art
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Jail Simulation Mirrors
Jail Simulation Mirrors
Rikkis Taxi & Shuttle Service Shows Effects of Drinking and Driving
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31
Fake Jail Fashion
Fake Jail Fashion
The Mugshot T-Shirt Lets Law Offenders Help Cops Out
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30
Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
Dancing Inmates (UPDATE)
1,500+ CPDRC Prisoners Dance to Songs Like Soulja Boy, Thriller
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Products Made in Prisons
Products Made in Prisons
Jail-Made Designs Are Popular In Japan
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Female Prisoners Launch Charity Fashion Label
Female Prisoners Launch Charity Fashion Label
Jail Cats
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27
From Prison to Luxury Retreat
From Prison to Luxury Retreat
Boston Jail Reborn as Liberty Hotel
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26
Spices by Inmates
Spices by Inmates
Jail House Hot Sauce Created by Hillsborough Country Jail Dwellers
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Yoga For Inmates
Yoga For Inmates
Top 8 Innovative Yoga Classes, From Kids to Jail Classes
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24
Inmate Dance Tributes
Inmate Dance Tributes
Filipino Prisoners' Heartfelt Routine to Honor Michael Jackson
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23
Prisonertising
Prisonertising
Prison Break Actors Chain Walk Through City
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22
Cryptic Caged Fashiontography
Cryptic Caged Fashiontography
The Aksana Alana Remi Rebillard Shoot is All Tied Up
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21
Prison Runway Shows
Prison Runway Shows
Fashion Created Behind Bars
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Prison Food Trays
Prison Food Trays
Eat Like You're In Jail
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Outdoor Caged Beds
Outdoor Caged Beds
Million Donkey Hotel Lets Visitors Enjoy the View
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18
Upgradable Prison Stays
Upgradable Prison Stays
Book A Five Star Jail Cell For $82 A Day
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Models as Zoo Animals
Models as Zoo Animals
Momchil Hristov Locks Up Beautiful Women in ‘Beauty is the Beast’
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Prison Pen Prevents Bodily Harm
Prison Pen Prevents Bodily Harm
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15
Prison Fun Scenarios
Prison Fun Scenarios
PSA Shows Outcome of Drug Smuggling
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14
Prison Pageants
Prison Pageants
Russian Women's Jail Puts on Biker Chic Beauty Contest for Inmates
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13
Norway's Green Jail
Norway's Green Jail
Bastoey Eco-Prison
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12
Public Cages For Smokers
Public Cages For Smokers
Glass Segregation Chambers
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11
Dancing Inmates
Dancing Inmates
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
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10
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Winner Gets Bail!
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9
Jailhouse Photo Essays
Jailhouse Photo Essays
Cade Martin Photography Offers Stunning Visuals
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8
Haunted Urban Exploration
Haunted Urban Exploration
Old Don Jail in Toronto Opens Doors to Sinister Past
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7
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Alcatraz in Tokyo
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6
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Little Humans as Caged Pets
Amazing Photography by Julian Wolkenstein
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5
Provocative Prison Photoshoots
Provocative Prison Photoshoots
Vogue Brasil February 2010 Makes Jailbirds Hot
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4
Inmate Innovation
Inmate Innovation
Dancing Inmates, Luxury Prisons and Paris Hilton Jail Couture
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3
Luxury Prison
Luxury Prison
A Sweet Prison for Austrian Criminals
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2
Prison Tattoos
Prison Tattoos
DIY Inking From Behind Bars With Home-Made Needles and Guns
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1
Naked Protesting
Naked Protesting
Hot 'Chicks' Battle KFC in Australia
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