A 42-year-old man, of no fixed place of abode, will call HMP Dodds home for the next 12 months.
Andrew Sylvester Moore, who was recently released from the St Philip penal institution, pleaded guilty to stealing a $13.95 pack of deodorant from Popular Discounts on December 2.
Moore was captured after a shopper informed the security guard of his actions.
He was stopped, searched and the hygiene product was found.
“Please, please, I want a fine and I will pay it,” Moore, who is well known to the court for theft, pleaded with the magistrate as he informed her of his desire not to return to prison.
However, he was jailed for the offence.