The Apparel Company Giving a Lifeline to Convicts in Mexico

By Gabriel Cohen

After seeing firsthand the hopeless future awaiting inmates, Jorge Cueto opened a fashion business to offer them a chance at a legal job.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the battle over fake news For AQ, Gabriel Cohen spoke to Jorge Cueto, the founder of a Mexican social enterprise company called Prison Art. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Americas Quarterly: What is Prison Art Jorge Cueto: We make and sell luxury handbags and other items featuring tattoo-style art. I started it after I was incarcerated for almost a year before being cleared of my charges. I was one of 11,900 men in a facility for 3,000. It was hell. There I saw how hopeless the future was...

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