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Six Fla. inmates busted for making homemade booze

Six Florida inmates face criminal charges after they were caught making home-browed alcohol in jail, according to this report:

Six enterprising inmates at the Osceola County Jail brewed homemade alcohol using fruit they hoarded and fermented within their cell walls, deputies said.
Inmates in corrections facilities across the United States often trade the homemade booze — or "hooch" or "buck," as it is also known — for cash, drugs, cigarettes or favors.
Now the six men, including a convicted felon being held on a murder charge, face charges of introduction and possession of contraband into a detention facility and criminal mischief, jail records show.

Read the full story on the Orlando Sentinel web site.

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 16, 2010; 7:54 AM ET
 
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