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Man in jail attire found walking in the middle of the street

A 30-year-old man from California was wearing a jail jumpsuit when he was taken into custody on April 11. Fresno County Sheriff's deputies recognized the man from past incidents when they saw him standing on a median and looking at a parked car. Witnesses had reported that the man seemed disoriented when he was seen walking in the middle of the road.

When deputies searched the man, they discovered that he was wearing a red jumpsuit issued by Fresno County Jail beneath a coat and jeans. Underneath the jumpsuit, the man had two white t-shirts on that both belonged to the same jail. According to the deputies, the man was also in possession of four meth pipes. Two of the meth pipes were altered so that they could be used to smoke crack.

Deputies do not know when the man obtained the jail jumpsuit, but they know that he was an inmate in Fresno County Jail in February. Since 2005, the man has been held at the jail on numerous occasions. He told deputies that he had purchased the jail jumpsuit from a person on the street. As a result of the latest incident, the man was booked into the jail again and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

A criminal defense attorney might help drug addicts by arguing that jail time is an inappropriate penalty for their crimes. Before sentencing, an attorney may negotiate with the prosecution for an arrangement that involves a drug treatment program rather than incarceration.

Source: KHQ, "California man arrested wearing jail jumpsuit says he got it off the streets," Matt Pusatory, April 12, 2016

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