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Clothes Being Worn By Afghan Prisoners Made In Triangle

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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — The Afghan prisoners who are headed to Cuba will be dressed in clothes made in the Triangle.

The Bob Barker Co. began filling rush orders last week for more than 4,000 prison uniforms. The company is the largest supplier of prison clothes and supplies, but it had to hustle to supply the prison garb quickly.

"The quantity that was demanded wasn't really an unusually large quantity for us. What was unusual was the time frame involved and the immediate need," said sales director Pam Abernathy. "Normally, correctional facilities allow time for manufacturing, so we had to actually manufacture some of the clothes Monday for shipment on Tuesday."

The company expects to get more orders from the government as soon as more prisoners are taken to Cuba.