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One Santa Clara County jail could get rid of ‘prison stripes’ uniforms

“We feel a sense of difference when putting on any uniform, be it a lab coat, a police uniform or a prison uniform,” Abraham Rutchick, associate professor of psychology at California State University Northridge, explained in Index on Censorship magazine in 2017. “The more powerful the clothing, the more abstract the thinking and the less powerful the clothing, the more the wearer would not be thinking in broad terms, but focusing on survival and day-to-day issues.”

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