Henry County Sheriff's Office and Morehouse School of Medicine launch new reentry program
TaMarlon T. Carter, the director of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Restorative Center, says reducing recidivism starts way before an individual finds themselves in the criminal justice system.
“It’s all about the environment, if the environment is not conducive for growth, regardless of who you are, you’ll find yourself in the opposite direction, otherwise, you’ll always end up in a deficit, “ explained Carter on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.”
Carter and Dr. Angelita Howard, the founding assistant dean of the Online Education and Expanded Programs at Morehouse School of Medicine, talked with show host Rose Scott about A Step in the Right Direction: Pathway Forward Reentry Program.
The new initiative is housed at HCSO’s new Restorative Center.
The program that’s available for inmates within 180 days of release from the Henry County Jail aims to equip inmates with life skills while also offering several courses, including GED, entrepreneurship and fatherhood.