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April Fool’s Stories by The Jail Report Go Back Almost 10 Years


Friday’s story about crickets being served to local inmates was not the first April Fool’s story written for The Jail Report fans. We have a long history of playful stories to brighten the day and see who’s paying attention to the calendar.

Here is a look back at some previous stories (with links to the most recent ones).

2021: Inmates to Get Free Tattoos from Licensed Artists. Goal is to Stop Disease from Makeshift Ink Guns.


2020: Augusta Costume Shop Donates Halloween Masks to Local Jails to Help with Coronavirus


Here are summaries of stories from older years.

  • 2019: A new federal guideline is forcing local jails to provide inmates with anti-snoring pillows that will lower the risk of depression and stop irritable suspects from fighting with detention center staff, authorities said.
  • 2016: Producers with the prison series “Orange is the New Black” have announced plans to film part of their episodes at the Augusta Detention Center this fall.
  • 2013: Based on recent complaints by criminal suspects about unattractive mugshots appearing in our publication, The Jail Report has agreed to partner with local detention centers in offering a new service called Glamour Mugs. This new service will allow arrested suspects to take a more flattering image of themselves for their upcoming appearance in our weekly crime paper. The cost of the service will be added onto their court fines as a one-time fee of $75.

Have an idea for a future April Fool’s story that is crime-related? Email us at [email protected]

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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