Florida prison depends neon ‘vacancy’ sign

A prison in Florida unveiled three new signs on Thursday.

(Flagler County Sheriff Office)

Who says that law enforcement officials don’t have a sense of humor?

The Flagler County Jail in Florida is known as the “Green Roof Inn.” So the sheriff ‘ s office decided to make the nickname a bit more official by the installation of three signs with the name.

A sign was unveiled Thursday at the complex in Bunnell, Fla., makes use of the classical fluorescent lighting, “GREEN ROOF INN” in green capital letters, and the “VACANCY” flashing in red at the bottom, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

Under the neon sign, is a list of “ACCOMMODATIONS” mark what “guests” of the prison can expect from their stay, including: No privacy, group bathrooms and showers, no meal selection, and free transportation to the courthouse or state prison.

“We have one star, and we’re working to lower that as I speak,” Staly said in a video to promote the “inn” WESH-TV reported.

For the people who have their “stay” is a different character in the vicinity of the exit reminds them that the Green Roof Inn “always has a light on’ the News-Journal reported.

Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said the signs are an attempt to make people think twice before breaking the law.

“It is a warning to potential offenders who are in prison is not a 5-star hotel,” Staly told the newspaper. “When you get arrested, we provide the minimum accommodations as required by law. As soon as an offender checks in, they lose their fundamental freedoms. They do not decide what to eat, wear, or do with their day.”

The prison, which can be more than 400 prisoners, had approximately 217 prisoners of Thursday.

Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.

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