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34 Prison Innovations

From Dancing Inmates to Prison Pageants

— August 11, 2009 — Unique
There seems to be a ton of things going on in and outside of jails that both glamorize (through fashion) and humanize inmates. This cluster is dedicated to all the prison innovations, including inmate fashion and luxury jailhouses.

Implications - I'm not saying going to prison is fun, but one can't help but notice how the place has become, well, humanized in a strange way. With dance numbers among inmates, luxuriously designed facilities and fashions inspired by the place, correctional facilities are now seen in a fairly positive light. The darker side of things is often the most intriguing and if it can be lightened up in a well-executed manner, it becomes attractive. People get bored with the typical generic stuff so perhaps adding a sense of danger is necessary when it comes to marketing and innovation.
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Being Jailed for Tactless Fashion
Being Jailed for Tactless Fashion
"Adorable Outfit" Gets Woman Arrested
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Thwarted Jailbreaks
Thwarted Jailbreaks
Remote-Controlled Blimp Intercepted Near Spanish Prison
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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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Jail Bail Via Twitter
Jail Bail Via Twitter
Student Rescued After Tweet in Egypt
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Ex-Prisoner Buys His Old Cell
Ex-Prisoner Buys His Old Cell
Too Much Sentiment?
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Jail Break Projections
Jail Break Projections
Lights Used to Fake a Break at Bijlmerbajes Prison
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Luxury Prison Hotels?
Luxury Prison Hotels?
Sentenced to Alcratraz
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Jail Simulation Mirrors
Jail Simulation Mirrors
Rikkis Taxi & Shuttle Service Shows Effects of Drinking and Driving
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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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Jailbirds as Cover Models
Jailbirds as Cover Models
Keifer Sutherland in ‘Men's Vogue'
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From Prison to Luxury Retreat
From Prison to Luxury Retreat
Boston Jail Reborn as Liberty Hotel
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Outsourcing to Prisoners
Outsourcing to Prisoners
Puey Quinones Hires Prison Talent
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Inmate Dance Tributes
Inmate Dance Tributes
Filipino Prisoners' Heartfelt Routine to Honor Michael Jackson
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Prisonertising
Prisonertising
Prison Break Actors Chain Walk Through City
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Prison Runway Shows
Prison Runway Shows
Fashion Created Behind Bars
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Ex-Con Cooks
Ex-Con Cooks
'Conviction' Restaurant Employs 13 Former Inmates
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Prison Food Trays
Prison Food Trays
Eat Like You're In Jail
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Prison Domes
Prison Domes
Inmates Get a Taste of Mother Nature Thanks to Van der Sluis
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Upgradable Prison Stays
Upgradable Prison Stays
Book A Five Star Jail Cell For $82 A Day
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Prison Pen Prevents Bodily Harm
Prison Pen Prevents Bodily Harm
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Prison Fun Scenarios
Prison Fun Scenarios
PSA Shows Outcome of Drug Smuggling
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Prison Pageants
Prison Pageants
Russian Women's Jail Puts on Biker Chic Beauty Contest for Inmates
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Norway's Green Jail
Norway's Green Jail
Bastoey Eco-Prison
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Makeshift Prison Escape Tools
Makeshift Prison Escape Tools
Should Inmates Have Access to the Workshop?
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Dancing Inmates
Dancing Inmates
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
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Recycled Prison Couture
Recycled Prison Couture
Fashion From Old Jail Shirts
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Prison-Themed Restaurants
Prison-Themed Restaurants
Alcatraz in Tokyo
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Post-Prison Interviews
Post-Prison Interviews
Marion Jones on Oprah, Out of Jail
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Inmate Innovation
Inmate Innovation
Dancing Inmates, Luxury Prisons and Paris Hilton Jail Couture
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Torture Couture
Torture Couture
John Galliano Prisoner of War Fashions?
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Luxury Prison
Luxury Prison
A Sweet Prison for Austrian Criminals
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Prison Tattoos
Prison Tattoos
DIY Inking From Behind Bars With Home-Made Needles and Guns
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