Newly released inmates get new suits
JACKSON- A new program is offering inmates a a leg up for their reentry to society.
The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections is having their 7th annual national suit drive. They partnered with Men's Warehouse and Refined by Fire Ministries.
The goal is to prepare men and women who are incarcerated and set to be released for the work world.
Brent Prince, 21, who was recently released from Dixon Correctional Institute and also a recipient of a suit, says it's amazing knowing that the program exists.
"You go to your job interview, you look a lot more professional than anything else. I think it's real good that this suit drive is donating suits for people like me," said Prince.
The drive is collecting gently used men's and women's clothing items.
If you would like to make a donation, visit www.nationalsuitdrive.com
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