Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Incarceration is, in and or itself, punishment."

"Incarceration is, in and or itself, punishment." - Philosophy of the Brooks County Jail from the Brooks County Sheriff's Office site.

Whether this is a typo or some hybrid malapropism,  the idea also seems to be redundant.  But you are probably wondering why I was reading the BC Sheriff's Office site.  I just wanted to check to see if  the dress code was listed on the site.  Last week the Quitman Free Times ran the dress code and provided me with ample reading material to amuse ( as in we laughed until tears came) my coworkers Sra. D. & Mme. G. 

More curious than the dress code was this tidbit highlighted in red:

The following restrictions should be considered when sending mail to the jail. Correspondence that does not conform to these restrictions will be returned to sender or placed in the inmates property.

Social occasion cards, (i.e. birthday, Christmas) cannot exceed 6x8 inches in size. Cards that contain mechanical devices, such as musical cards, are not allowed.

Photographs cannot exceed 4x6 inches in size. (No Polaroids are allowed)

No envelopes, stamps, paper, pens or pencils.
No personal or payroll checks.
No food items.
No nude or suggestive items.
No stickers or other gummed labels.
No jewelry.
No magazines.
No books.
No item larger than 8x10 inches in size.
No heavy crayon, ink, watercolor, painted, glittered or glued items.
No clothing or cloth material.
No gang related writings, drawings or photos.
Any item that contains bodily fluids will be destroyed upon arrival.
No items scented with cologne or perfumes.

...kind of boggles the mind.

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