Program helps inmates reinvent lives – The Blade

STRYKER, Ohio — Elmer Yeary went into the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in February without a plan on what changes he could make to turn his life around. He thought he would finish out a six-month sentence for theft and then relocate to east Tennessee, where he could work on his father’s cattle farm. Instead, Yeary, 38, who was among inmates in pilot classes at CCNO called Getting Ahead While Getting Out, which is part of the larger  program, is working on getting his life back on track. Since his release from jail about a month ago, he has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and volunteering at a local re-entry program for ex-offenders. He is talking about earning a college degree for a career in drug counseling. “My life was a mess,” he said. “Now, I am working on

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    andy earl - December 15, 2016, 3:20 pm

    This was interesting. @stephen-macdonald

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