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

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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.

LINK: https://augustacrime.com/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

LINK: https://augustacrime.com/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 jailreport@gmail.com

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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