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Crisp County offers parenting classes to inmates

Inmates take part in class (Source: CCSO) Inmates take part in class (Source: CCSO)
Crisp County jail (Source: WALB) Crisp County jail (Source: WALB)
Lelee Phinney (Source: WALB) Lelee Phinney (Source: WALB)
Major Joey Arzola (Source: WALB) Major Joey Arzola (Source: WALB)
CRISP CO., GA (WALB) -

The sheriff's office is now offering a new program to inmates. Deputies teamed up with the Gateway Foundation for parenting classes this week.

The goal is to help inmates with life after jail. The program consists of ten sessions they can attend.

It teaches skills such as communication and family values. Organizers said the joint effort is important for the inmates.

“It's going to the people who want to better themselves in order to become productive citizens again in our community,” said Gateway Foundation Executive Director Lelee Phinney.

“We got good response from them and good participation from them. They were very excited to do it,” said Major Joey Arzola with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.

The program is only offered to female inmates but they do plan to open it up to men as well.

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