Visitors find appropriate clothing waiting through lending closet

By Lt. Aaron Konrad, AA/Public Information Officer
California State Prison, Sacramento

When Fleet Feet Racing of Roseville and Fair Oaks was looking to give back to the community, they stepped up to help California State Prison, Sacramento.

Often after driving hours to visit those serving time in a state correctional facility, some family members find themselves in distress when their clothing choices could jeopardize the goal of the entire trip.

“A need was expressed to Fleet Feet, who came to me wanting to know what they could do as a community outreach to assist  CSP-Sac,” said Therese Giannelli, the prison’s Community Resources Manager. “Fleet feet donated men, women and children’s clothing along with many pairs of shoes.”

The project, Friends Outside, is a lending closet at CSP-Sacramento which loans appropriate clothing to visitors.

“Thanks to the racing team of Fleet Feet Racing who donated over $3,000 worth of clothing,” Giannelli said. “Children are not held to the dress code standards, but the children often need a change of clothing.”