When we think about women's prisons in America, two images come to mind: Martha Stewart and her poncho and, well, Paris Hilton. Abroad, prisons are filled with similarly vain, image-obsessed types! Newsweek reports that, in Latin America and the former Eastern Bloc, the female prison populations are fond of staging beauty pageants as a way to boost morale. Added bonus: Now that the global economy is becoming increasingly based on the creation of personal "brands", these ladies will be well-prepared for careers as oversexed socialites! [Newsweek]
I remember the good ol' days of Bad Girls on BBC. I remember that their first episode had a nice little fashion show that they really wanted the inmates to have. I mean the show was really realistic so it wouldn't surprise me if one of their death row inmates was having an affair with the female wing governor.