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...