$500,000 grant to help inmates go to work, not back to jail

BRIDGETON — Recidivism is one of the greatest problems faced by law enforcement officials.

An inmate gets out of jail, gets back in trouble and is again behind bars.

Cumberland County has been working to stem that tide and the effort has received a major boost with the award of a $500,000 Workforce PRO grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Many in the general public look at jails as a place where we merely discard individuals deemed unfit to live in society. A place of hopelessness where many believe we lock the doors, throw away the keys. Out of one’s sight out …read more

Source: NJ.com Cumberland

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