MICHIGAN CITY | The American Legion Post 130, an offender organization at the Indiana State Prison sponsored a program where 12 men had their hair cut and donated to Locks of Love. Locks of love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under the age 21, suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
The men spoke about why they were cutting their hair and what it meant to them to be able to help the children.
Offender Vela stated, “You have kept my head warm through these old winters, now go forth and warm someone’s heart. I wish everyone in the world could feel the way I do now, be a little more benevolent and the world would be a better place”.
Offender Lain who donated his locks, stated “that this was his fourth time donating his hair. His father and sister had passed from cancer”.
Offender Hellums shared that his older brother is going through chemo at this time.
Offender Peglow said, “It is nice to be able to do something nice for someone while in this situation”.
Superintendent William Wilson applauded the men for sharing this generous donation of their hair. This will be a true blessing for the one who receives this gift.
About the Indiana State Prison:
This Indiana State Prison (ISP) was built in 1860, and is the oldest correctional facility in operation for the Department. ISP is located on 100 acres of land on Michigan City’s west side. The physical plant consists of 51 buildings, which include 13 offender-housing units, steam plant, garage, warehouse, industries buildings, and five staff housing units. The main walled compound surrounds 24 acres of land. Located on the same grounds, outside the wall is the unit dedicated to house the minimum-security offenders.