NY inmates sue to get dental floss; jailers worry about escapes, prison deaths

I had no idea that dental floss was so versatile, but I stand corrected after reading this article, which includes examples of the many uses to which inmates have put dental floss.

From the article: “Experts say floss, or the plastic holder it sometimes comes in, has been used to strangle enemies, to escape, to saw through bars, to pick handcuffs, to make a hand grip on a shank and to hoist contraband from one level of cells to another.”

Read more here.

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