Kansas prisoners despair over toilet paper quota

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WICHITA, Kan. -- Inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail are not happy that they can't have free access to toilet paper.

Starting Thursday,  inmates will only get one roll of toilet paper per week in their cell.

The sheriff says inmates were abusing the toilet paper. Some had decorated their cells with it.

He says the new rule will save the county $50,000 a year.

"What if you have to use the bathroom and you run out of toilet paper, what do you do then?" asked inmate Michael Davis.  "You're supposed to walk around with feces on you?  That's not sanitary!"

Inmates can buy additional toilet paper for a dollar per roll. The sheriff guarantees it's a good-quality brand.

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