Orange Is Not The New Black.


Well, I’ve finally finished Season 2 of Orange Is The New Black. That Piper girl. She’s a mess isn’t she? Don’t worry if you haven’t watched it yet, there are no spoilers here.


This post is about the police, the fashion police.

The Washington Post reported that Sheriffs in Saginaw County blame Orange Is The New Black for making orange prison jumpsuits “too cool.” We can’t have inmates being all cool and stuff. No way. The inmates now get to wear the stereotypical black and white stripe prison jumpsuits.

I guess this is a good thing. Really. Prisoners must sit around and watch Netflix all day and must be getting big heads thinking they’re all that and stuff. They must sit back and relish the envy emanating from all of us NOT in prison and NOT wearing the orange jumpsuit. Yes, I’m soooooooo jealous and think of ways to get arrested just so I can wear the cool, orange, jumpsuit. Correctional officers must be in full riot gear ready to battle fashion shows, mani/pedi parties and the like. These silly inmates are just too cool for words; therefore, it must be stopped!

I admit that I know nothing about the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office. It’s prison system might be one of the top rehabilitation facilities in the country. Maybe their programs are so perfected that their repeat offender rate is nonexistent.


Gosh I really hope so.

If not, I’d hate to think how the money used to replace the jumpsuits could have been better spent. I don’t know, maybe it could have gone to rehabilitation programs, better healthcare, better pay for correctional officers, better prevention programs.


But thank goodness the inmates now know how cool they are NOT.


8 thoughts on “Orange Is Not The New Black.

  1. I’m about half-way through season 2.

    Two weekends ago, we went camping. I had to shower in the campground showers. It was JUST FRIGGIN’ LIKE the showers on OITNB.

    Just like them.

    And I’m sorry…I’m no Fashion Plate, but there is nothing cool or hip looking about prison uniforms.

    Good Lord, no.

    Unless, of course, we throw some bling on them. Then maybe. But even THAT’S a stretch.

    • I know, right?!?! Although, if you google prison jumpsuit images, you’d find quite a bit of sexy, orange jumpsuits. I almost put one in my post, but then that would defeat the purpose.

    • You know, there were definitely times I wanted to turn it off too. I stuck it through and enjoyed season 2 way better. But you’re right. Those jumpsuits are hideous.

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