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ALBANY, GA - (WALB) -

 The Southwest Georgia Re-entry Coalition sponsored a job fair for convicted felons looking for work.  

The goal is to help convicted felons now on probation find steady jobs, to make sure they do not return to crime. 

Timothy Warren, who is out of prison needs a job to support his family.         

"I'm ready to be an adult.  A responsible adult who can provide for myself and my daughter.  To be able to enjoy life as a man," said Warren.  

"If you give an individual an opportunity to earn a living wage and take care of his family, he's not going to want to go back to crime," said Leslie Lamb of the Governor's Office Of Transitional Support & Re-Entry.  

The Governor's Office says providing jobs to probationers is an important part of public safety.

 

 

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