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Released prisoners get help

Published: 7/24/14 @ 12:00


Ironton (Ohio) Tribune: Last week the state of Ohio opened what could be a saving grace for those who have gone down the wrong path in life.

The state opened a multiservice facility to help prison inmates better integrate into society and lower the number of repeat offenders re-entering the prison system.

Not only does the Chillicothe-based facility house the Ohio Adult Parole Authority, but it also houses EXIT, a halfway house for former inmates.

The center will house a variety of treatment and education programs with inmates also working with gardens and as beekeepers, with some food to be donated to a local food bank.

We hope this new facility is successful and that it adds more cooperative and productive citizens to our communities.