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Program gives criminals a second chance

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Second Chance, Incorporated held a workshop at Albany State University Tuesday night. It helps people coming out of prison or the court system find jobs, education, and counseling they need.

Leaders say it has a successful track record but is under-utilized in Albany. ASU Criminal Justice Department Chairman Dr. Charles Ochie said, "So what we're trying to do is call attention to our officials in Dougherty County to embrace this program because it is very helpful. It has been successful in many states and many counties."

Program leaders say offenders who don't get help re-adjusting to life outside prison are more likely to end up on welfare and end up back in jail.

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