Women prisoners are providing beautiful handmade clothing to children in need thanks to a program being run out of Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre (BWCC).
As part of a partnership between Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) and Uniforms 4 Kids, prisoners at BWCC have been repurposing law enforcement and emergency service uniforms into clothing for children in need.
The uniforms are donated by emergency services personnel and are then cut, modified and sewn into outfits including dresses, two piece suits, shorts, skirts and scrunchies.
General Manager Darryll Fleming said that the program gave the women an opportunity to give back to the community as well as teaching them key life and vocational skills, giving them a better chance at employment once released.
Read the full article on the Queensland Corrective Services website here.