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Rikers Makes Scantily Clad Female Visitors Cover Up

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Here's a policy that won't go over well with the inmates. Rikers Island doesn't want to see lots of skin from its female visitors, reports the New York Daily News.

Ladies who show up in too-short skirts and asset-exposing shirts will be issued an oversized XXL neon green T-shirt to cover up.

A department spokeswoman told the NYDN that the regulations are in place to ensure the safety and well being of inmates as well as staff and visitors, but its sources say it's an attempt to curb inmates who have been caught getting intimate in public visiting areas.

The Department of Corrections dress code already deems the following items of clothing unacceptable for prison visits: clothing with holes and rips, see-through garments, tops and dresses that expose the chest, stomach or back, spandex leggings not covered by tops, and shorts, skirts or dresses where the hem is shorter than three inches above the knee.

The ladies who are asked to cover up don't seem to appreciate the DOC's makeover. One woman in a short skirt accused staff of trying to make her look bad in front of her man.

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