Fudgie, the Barcode Convict
Fudgie may not look like much of a pioneer, but he is, for he’s the Barcode Convict, the first inmate remanded to the Federal prison system to wear the revolutionary (and fashionably hip) barcode-striped uniform, which, of course, carries — encoded — his particular identifying convict number (0000013).
As you might guess, Fudgie fell fast for the Feds; his generously jug-handle ears, electro-shock hairdo, disturbingly vacant stare, and perennially protruberant tongue made for an instantaneous line-up ID. And you might say ol’ Fudgie ain’t the sharpest sheep in the pen. His attempt at forging new $20 US bills involved crayolas, President Andrew Jaxon, and a backwards ‘2’.
Ah, but at last! Fudgie gets to be first at something — the first ever escape-proof prisoner! In his stylin’ vari-striped jumper, he will now simply pass by a scanner on his way to the yard, the head, the mess or the metalwork shop, and the Department of Corrections need never fear losing Fudgie!
Check out Fudgie on the Yard!