Department of Correction offenders donate hair to Locks of Love

10 to 20 RDC offenders donate each month

Plainfield, Ind. - Several offenders from the Indiana Department of Correction’s Reception-Diagnostic Center chose to donate their hair to Locks of Love.

For safety and sanitation reasons, all offenders who enter the facility receive a haircut, and most of their hair ends up in the trash.

Several offenders have opted to make a difference and donate the hair to Locks of Love.

In the last two months, 37 offenders have donated their hair, a spokeswoman said.

Joce Bueno was hesitant about having his hair cut, but he knew it would be for a good cause.

“If I can’t have it [the hair], then I want someone else to have it,” Bueno said.

Locks of Love expressed sincere appreciation for the donations.

“It’s a way to give back when other means aren’t available. We are always grateful to learn of our donors,” Lauren Kukkamma said.

Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

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