The obesity epidemic in jails across England and Wales has also triggered a surge in demand for super-large prison uniforms.

Two pairs of whopping 9XL pyjama bottoms, to fit a prisoner tipping the scales at over 30st, were ordered for an inmate at Woodhill jail in Milton Keynes, Bucks.

Other lags are having to be supplied with 8XL boxer shorts to fit their 64in waists

Reported by the Daily Star. You can read the full story here. 

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