Florida jail ends free underwear for inmates to cut costs

Starting August 1, the Polk County jail will no longer provide five pairs of briefs to male inmates.

Instead, inmates will have the option of buying Fruit of the Loom boxers or briefs from the jail canteen.

Sheriff Grady Judd said the end of free underwear will save an estimated $45,000 a year in operation costs.

Judd in a statement said, "$45,000 is one person's job we're saving. If inmates want to wear underwear in jail, they can buy it, just like hard-working Polk County citizens do."  More   PrisonerPal.com   True Crime Today  Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975