Speed Reads

Only in America

Only in America: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of dental floss

Florida prisoners sue for access to dental floss — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Prisoners in West Palm Beach, Fla., are suing for access to dental floss. Four inmates have filed suit so far, claiming "pain and suffering," but Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says there's too great a risk of floss being used as a weapon or a rope. "I don't care if they file 400 suits, they're not getting it," said Bradshaw. "This isn't the Ritz-Carlton."