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'Prison pen' is just for writing

Prison pen is made from a soft rubbery material that bends under the slightest pressure, making it virtually impossible to do lethal damage with it.

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Looking for the perfect gift for the prisoner in your life? Consider the so-called prison pen, which is made from a soft rubbery material that bends under the slightest pressure, making it virtually impossible to do lethal damage with it.

The pen may not be good for stabbing or shivving, but you just know the ingenious Andy Dufresne from Shawshank Redemption would still be able to incorporate it into some impossibly brilliant escape scheme. The product, which is already in use at U.S. federal prisons, according to Spycatcher, sells at that site for $10. And truthfully, prison references aside, it does appear to be a flexible little writing instrument.

(Via Oh Gizmo)