Lockup Luxury: Atlanta Inmate Debuts His Own Prison Clothing Line While Incarcerated [Video]

Instead of “Land of the free and home of the brave”, America’s motto should be “find a way, or make one.” Aspiring fashion designer and prison inmate Shod is the perfect of making a way out of no way after he debuted his brand new clothing line while behind bars. Shod went viral this week after video of him modeling his “The Trenches” clothing line made its rounds on the Internet. He took the material from a prison mat and fused it with his inmate attire to create the fashionable uniforms. The Atlanta native says he uses dental floss and a paperclip to sew his clothes.

Shod told The Shade Room:

“I want people to know my story because location doesn’t determine destination. I want to inspire others to make something out of nothing and reach their full potential without making excuses. I wanted to actually design and make clothes to sell…I want to inspire others to elevate their hustle. I want to make a name for myself as a fashion designer in the fashion community. I also want to start a non-profit organization for low-income communities in Atlanta and eventually expand nationwide.”

Shod was arrested back in 2016 on robbery charges, but is set to be released in October of this year. Even though he’s gained some notoriety with his inmate fashions, Shod doesn’t want to just use his talents and recent internet fame to rake in money; he also wants to help steer children in the right direction.

That’s what’s up.

Knifed Up Klepto: Man Allegedly Stole An Inmate’s Identity To Finance His Own Plastic Surgery

Careful surgeon uses laser during plastic surgery
Careful surgeon uses laser during plastic surgery

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Man Allegedly Stole An Inmate’s Identity in Order To Pay For Plastic Surgery

 

According to The AJC, an Atlanta man has been arrested after being accused of stealing another man’s identity (who is currently serving a life sentence) in order to take out a $16,000 line of credit for a little plastic surgery.

Christopher Jones will reportedly face financial identity fraud charges for the crime. Authorities got hip to the scam after the bank alerted them of two “bogus” lines of credit that he took out “in the name of someone serving a life sentence in Florida,” said Johns Creek police Capt. Chris Byers.

Jones stated that he bought the inmate’s information in hopes of financing his cosmetic surgery.

“Basically what the law says in any of these cases (is) that you knew or should have known,” Byers told reporters, “and when you’re paying $2,000 to a third party for $16,000 worth of care, that definitely falls under known or should have known.”

Jones is out on a $15,000 bond, Fulton County jail records show.

Knifed Up Klepto: Man Allegedly Stole An Inmate’s Identity To Finance His Own Plastic Surgery

Careful surgeon uses laser during plastic surgery
Careful surgeon uses laser during plastic surgery

Source: asiseeit / Getty

Man Allegedly Stole An Inmate’s Identity in Order To Pay For Plastic Surgery

 

According to The AJC, an Atlanta man has been arrested after being accused of stealing another man’s identity (who is currently serving a life sentence) in order to take out a $16,000 line of credit for a little plastic surgery.

Christopher Jones will reportedly face financial identity fraud charges for the crime. Authorities got hip to the scam after the bank alerted them of two “bogus” lines of credit that he took out “in the name of someone serving a life sentence in Florida,” said Johns Creek police Capt. Chris Byers.

Jones stated that he bought the inmate’s information in hopes of financing his cosmetic surgery.

“Basically what the law says in any of these cases (is) that you knew or should have known,” Byers told reporters, “and when you’re paying $2,000 to a third party for $16,000 worth of care, that definitely falls under known or should have known.”

Jones is out on a $15,000 bond, Fulton County jail records show.