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Sheriff Ditches 'Trendy' Orange Jail Jumpsuits

Black and white is the new orange in Michigan county

(Newser) - A sheriff who blames the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black for making orange jumpsuits trendy has put his inmates in the black-and-white stripes that prisoners wore a century ago. "Some people think it's cool to look like an inmate of the Saginaw County Jail with wearing... More »

Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics Cover Dying Michigan Town

Fortunes even bleaker in Saginaw than songwriters imagined

(Newser) - Real life is underscoring art in a Midwest town even more poignantly than Paul Simon imagined. Simon and Garfunkel's famous tune " America " recounts a young man's journey from the working class Michigan town of Saginaw to seek his fortunes elsewhere. Now the song's bittersweet lyrics have turned up... More »

Prison Escapee, Now Suburban Mom, Caught After 32 Years

She's back in jail to finish drug sentence

(Newser) - A 53-year-old mother of three, on the lam for 32 years after escaping from a Detroit prison, has been nabbed in a San Diego suburb. A fugitive since 1976, Susan Lefevre left the prison on a work pass and didn't return; she'll now have to finish out the remaining 9... More »

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