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Kansas jail expands re-entry program to reduce recidivism


January 5, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Shawnee County Jail is expanding its re-entry program in an effort aimed at reducing recidivism.

Jail director Brian Cole said offenders who are released may find securing housing and employment to be a challenge.

Last month, a newly formed re-entry advisory board met for the first time. The group is comprised of city and county officials, representatives from local nonprofits, and other stakeholders.

"They'll make this work," said re-entry coordinator Rich Christie. "I know they have a passion to help lives."

Christie, who began working at the jail in April, said...

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