Saturday, August 25, 2007

Prison program ‘model for all of the states to follow’
Edward F. Reilly Jr. admits many people once thought the idea seemed crazy — inmates working outside of prison walls.

But a program in Kansas that allows prison inmates to be employed “is a model for all of the states to follow,” said Reilly, chairman of the U.S. Parole Commission.

“And there is a big, big need in Washington,” he said Wednesday.

That’s why people involved in the criminal justice system in Washington, D.C., visited Leavenworth earlier this week.


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