ALICE COOPER Judges 'Inmate Idle'; Video Available

Video footage of the "Inmate Idle", a locked-up version of "American Idol", which was judged by Alice Cooper and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been posted online at Six prisoners at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail were voted through to the afternoon's live performance contest finale. Inmates built the set for the final showdown, and 10,000 prisoners were expected to cast ballots for their favorite convict.

According to The Arizona Republic, the winner was Corey Brothers, 36, who is serving time for violating probation. Brothers said singing had always been a love of his, but he never actually expected to win. In fact, his assessment of his performance of "My Girl" was that he "did OK."

"Now he's got at least a thought that there's something else to do," Cooper said.

The "con"-test was organized to boost morale and give inmates a positive way to spend their idle time. More than 100 men and women auditioned for "Inmate Idle" over the past three weeks, according to the sheriff's department.


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