Inmates selling Jailhousefire hot sauce that's 'murder on your tastebuds'


Calling it "murder on your taste buds" and "lethal," jail inmates in Florida are making and selling jailhouse fire hot sauce to the public as a way to add some spice to their food and add a little revenue to the inmate canteen.

"It packs more heat than the heat," is one line used in a commercial for Jailhouse Fire hot sauces made by Hillsborough County inmates at the Falkenberg Road Jail as part of the horticulture training program.

The three flavors are Original, Smoke and No Escape, which is billed as the hottest. Five-ounce bottles sell for $7. They were being sold for a part of a day last week outside the jail's main entrance, and they aren't sold in stores.

But as the TV ad says of the hot sauces, only available online -- "It's not out yet, but you can order it online."

Along with going into the inmate canteen, revenue also goes to culinary and horticulture programs for inmates.