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Sheriff Arpaio Responds to Ruling Critical of Pink Boxers

March 29, 2012  | 

An Arizona sheriff known for making prisoners wear pink underwear asked an appeals court Wednesday to reconsider its ruling that criticized jail officers' decision to force the colorful boxer shorts onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed the officers were trying to rape him.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled in a case brought by the estate of inmate Eric Vogel against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that the mandatory pink undergarments were a form of "punishment without legal justification." The court also said it was fair to infer that the selection of pink as the color was meant to symbolize the loss of prisoners' masculinity.

Read the full Arizona Republic story.

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Rob @ 3/31/2012 8:32 PM

The pink underwear is a way to save the county money, as the crooks are less likely to steal them when they release. 9th Circuit Court want them to be given high priced name brand underwear. Don't like to wear pink, don't go to his jail.

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