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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dougherty Middle School students got an eye opening lesson in the importance of choice making Friday morning.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul introduced the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to two inmates from the Dougherty County jail, and a former Gang Member who spent time behind bars. Chris Carpenter joined the Crips when he was about their age. Now he a Youth Minister. He and the two inmates talked to the students about the consequences of bad choices and breaking the law.

Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said  "We want them to see that, it is real. This is not play. It's not staged. "

Dr. Edward Bass from Sylvester talked to the students about achieving and reaching for goals. This is the third school that Sheriff Sproul has brought his message to, trying to keep the students from joining gangs and getting involved in crime.

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