Convicts were forced to march to a new top-security jail — wearing just pink underpants and flip-flops to deter escape bids.
Prison bosses reckoned the 700 hardmen would be too embarrassed to go on the run in gay-style garb.
Muscle-bound, tattooed thugs were linked with pink handcuffs for the two-mile hike. And when they reached the new clink in Phoenix, Arizona, one con had to cut a pink ribbon to open it.
Tough Sheriff Joe Arpaio said: “I put them on the street so everybody could see them. They can see this is what happens to people who break the law.”