TAMPA, Fla. – A group of Tampa inmates is offering a taste of what it's like jail — no locks, bars or handcuffs required.
But you'd better have an tough stomach to use more than a dash of their "Jailhouse Fire Hot Sauce."
Minimum-security Hillsborough County Jail inmates offer it in "Original," "Smoke" and "No Escape" varieties, all made from their jail-grown peppers.
They came up with the recipe and started selling it in 2005. Since then, horticulture instructor Allen Boatman estimates they've made $10,000 on the sauce. Each bottle is $7.
The income is used to keep up the greenhouse and buy basic supplies.