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Custom Suits Meant to Help Newly Exonerated People With Re-Entry

For eight years, Bindle & Keep, a suit maker in Brooklyn, has created custom suits with hand-picked fabrics for newly exonerated people. As Sandra E. Garcia reports for The New York Times, “Prison limits self-expression. Inmates are usually forced to identify as a number and, for the most part, can only wear a standard-issue uniform. After living that way for decades, how do you rekindle a sense of personal style?”


Tailors from Bindle & Keep recently measured six people, four men and two women, who were exonerated and released from prison with the help of the Innocence Project. The suit maker has been working with the Innocence Project since 2016 and has, to date, has outfitted about 50 exonerees with no-cost custom suits, which normally start at around $1,200 each.

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