FAT prisoners have caused a surge in extra-large clothes with inmates needing tops up to 7XL and trousers with 58-inch waists, as the number of obese inmates rises.
Last year they ordered a total of 9,756 sets of trousers ranging from 42ins through to a whopping 58in waist.
It comes after 28-stone conman Barry Beardall was spared jail, because he was too fat as the judge ruled the 74-year-old would cause “enormous disruption” to prison staff who would struggle to get him out of bed
Beardall received a 12-month sentence suspended for two years at Southampton crown court in August for his “manipulative and dishonest” Dubai investment scam.
Investigation’s found criminals working in the prison kitchens had a total of 90 jackets ordered at sizes between 3XL and 6XL.
And they had 12 sets of catering worker trousers ordered in 5XL, which is 56ins.
For standard prison-issue jogging bottoms, there were 1,024 pairs made in double XL, 260 in triple XL, 623 in 4XL and 16 in 5XL.
Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said, “Prison governors should ensure that their charges get the opportunity and improve the food on offer or accept that clothing sizes will increase exponentially.”
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