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Kansas jail putting the squeeze on toilet paper for inmates

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(KMOV.com) -- Could your house get by on one roll of toilet paper a week?

That’s what inmates at this Kansas jail will now have to do.

If they don’t have a square to spare, the sheriff says inmates will be less likely to waste toilet paper by getting it wet, sticking it to cell walls, and clogging drains with it.

“We are redistributing that toilet paper as we see fit because we need to manage the taxpayers money, plain and simple,” said Sheriff Jeff Easter.

The Kansas county says it spends $100,000 a year on toilet paper for the jail.

But if the roll goes bare, what happens then?

“What if you have to use the bathroom and you run out of toilet paper, what do you do then?” asked former inmate Michael Davis. “You supposed to walk around with feces on you? That ain’t sanitary.”

Information on that scenario remains scarce, but the sheriff expects the policy would cut the cost of toilet paper in half.  

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