Prison chic? This South African inmate pulled an Anna Delvy by making his run-in with the law a little too fashionable – at least for the authorities’ liking.
Prison uniforms have been reimagined in fashion repeatedly, but usually not by actual prisoners themselves.
Cue an inmate from the Easter Cape, who decided to tailor his orange get-up, earning him viral status on social media.
Some users joked that the inmate was actually a model, a ‘cover boy’ if anything, who took “drip is forever” to a whole new, tangible meaning.
While social media users flocked to the pictures of the unnamed inmate wearing variations of the kit – from different jacket styles to a button-up shirt, authorities’ blood began to boil.
Okes who is sowing these fits?!😭😭 pic.twitter.com/FqZpWTm7vP
— kiddy (@BeefWithMeForev) September 26, 2022
According to IOL, spokesperson for the Department of Correctional Services, Singabakho Nxumalo commented that the “flamboyant” inmate was incarcerated at St Albans Correctional facility, has had his phone confiscated, and had been moved to a Special Care Unit for investigation and charge procedures.
Why all the fuss over a few pictures?
Nxumalo shares that mobile phones are ‘defined as contraband in correctional centres” meaning that the unnamed inmate had acted illegally. Beyond this, tailoring prison uniforms also rubs DCS policies the wrong way.
Nxumalo says there will be “strong action and consequences” and not in ‘influencer status’ way the inmate might have imagined.
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