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.
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