Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for Phoenix's Maricopa County, recently created another type of chain gang, but this time they wear pink and are all convicted for driving drunk - and, they're burying people who died at the hands of alcohol.
He says that his goal is deterrence. "Maybe this will warn people -- knock it off, don't drink and drive. You'll end up in pink underwear on the chain gang." One inmate said that he chose it over Arpaio's other invention, the jail tent.
He said: "It's good to get out of the tents and be in public. Hopefully it keeps someone from drinking and driving." Arizona now requires first-time offenders to use ignition-interlock devices. They had 585 alcohol-related deaths in 2006, #6 nationwide.