Alabama deputy DOC commissioner J.D. White told the media that "The heckling from the other inmates is the thing they are not going to like." Referring to the exhibitionists as "gunslingers," no details were disclosed as to what criteria would be used before the prisoners were dressed in these outfits. Bodiford characterized some 20 to 30 Holman prisoners as "habitual gunslingers."
Apparently it hasn't occurred to Alabama prisoncrats that perhaps the "gunslingers" could use some therapy or counseling. Stan Brodsky, a former prison psychologist now teaching psychology at the University of Alabama, stated that if their goal is to irritate female guards, the outfits might just encourage the "gunslingers." "If the women officers don't react, I suspect it's a behavior that will diminish on its own," he said. We're sure that hot pink outfits will get to the root of the problem.
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