The Color That Calmed A Violent Prison

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Also known as Schauss pink and drunk-tank pink, Baker-Miller pink is named after Chief Warrant Officer Gene Baker and Captain Ron Miller, who agreed to paint the holding cell at their correctional center this specific color. Before the pink paint, violence in the holding cell was common. But once the room was painted, incidents decreased dramatically: a report written 156 days after the change stated that there had been absolutely no hostile behavior.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. "Drunk-tank" pink is named for the calming effect it had on inmates at a naval correctional facility. 00:49

  2. Seeing the color blue can suppress hunger. 01:11

  3. Research has shown that referees favor athletes wearing red. 01:40