I submitted this idea before.The inmate uniforms that are issued in sets of 3, are comprised of 3 button up shirts, 3 pants, & 1 belt, costing $90 to $110.00 per inmate, depending on the size of uniform required to cloth each inmate. As of July 21, 2011, the Bureau of Prisons inmate population total is 217,137 costing the government approimately $19,542,330 to $23,885,070 in uniform cost. By switching to just inmate jumpsuits costing $18 to $24.00 each is a great cost reduction over all, by excluding the button up shirts, pants & belt. Issueing inmates 3 jumpsuits would cost $54 to $72.00 per inmate, depending on the size of jumpsuit required to cloth each inmate. Using today's population total, uniforms would cost $11,725,398 to $15,633,864, thus saving us the tax payeer's & the government approximately $7,816,932 to $8,251,206. This gives us a greater ability to enforce the wearing of the inmate uniform as officers. Inmates on the daily bases try to wear the current unifom in street fashion known as (Sag & Drag). Sag & Drag is wearing the shirt untucked or loosely bloused in the pants with the belt placed snug across the the mid section of the hips & buttox. Please consider this idea.
Idea No. 6566