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Wise leaders suggest county re-entry program

May 23, 2014
Gary Andersen, Lee Smith , Fairmont Sentinel

Those who deal with criminal justice in Martin County believe they are on to something in the form of re-entry programs. These assist inmates in the transition back into the world outside jail, offering help with housing, mental health and jobs, among other things. The problem for many inmates is that they leave jail without a good plan, so they fail. This can lead to new crimes, which burden victims, the criminal justice system and taxpayers.



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