The Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility has partnered up with Suits for Success to help former inmates land jobs.

By: Jessica Madhukar – Original copy at:

After parolees are released they’re taken into a large room now turned into a closet with racks of business wear with everything from suits to socks.

“I don’t think it’s something they come in here thinking they’re gonna get, they don’t expect it. But when it’s offered to them, they take it and the smile on their face makes it worth it. They don’t have anything but the clothes on their backs,” said Deputy Christopher Evans.

In the last year through this partnership, the facility has been able to secure more than 2,000 donations of clothing helping over 200 individuals.