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Orange is the new black for Texas lawyer: wears prison jumpsuit for Lent

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(KWTX) WACO A Mission Waco Lawyer is taking the phrase “orange is the new black,” to brand new heights.

If you’ve seen 34-year-old Kent McKeever walking around Waco, you might agree that his fashion sense is turning heads.

For Lent this year, McKeever traded his usual wardrobe for an orange prison jumpsuit, wearing it whenever he makes his way into the community every day until Lent is over.

“I wear it to work, to church, pretty much everywhere,” McKeever said.

McKeever has worked with Mission Waco since 2012, providing little to no cost legal services for many ex-convicts in Central Texas.

“The shocking reality is that 65 million Americans have some sort of criminal record,” McKeever said.

“They can’t get jobs, they don’t have good housing, they seldom get an education to better themselves, and in many situations they can’t even get basic social services.”

McKeever credits his clients for influencing him to walk 40 days in their shoes, and he hopes to break down some daily social barriers those with criminal records face in America along the way.

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