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Suits For Success provides women’s clothing for a New Dupage Correctional Center Program For Women offering appropriate free attire.
A variety of business, business casual, and casual clothes were donated for inmates to have proper seasonal clothing upon release and for court appearances.
“That appearance of someone in an orange jumpsuit is always negative, that’s a negative appearance. So a lot of times that can create predispositions on people and what people think of them just as they go through these processes,” said DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick. “So going in a normal set of clothes or a suit, it commands more respect.”
“It’s really important that we help these inmates get back on their feet, become a contributing member of our society,” said Tim Ford, a Suits for Success board member.
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