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New Erie County Reentry Initiative Aims to Ease Transition from Jail


By Kyle S. Mackie

A new reentry program called Project Blue is a first-of-its-kind partnership to help formerly incarcerated individuals in Erie County transition back into society. Project Blue launched Friday with the grand opening of the Erie County Holding Center’s new reentry housing pod, where a maximum of 24 Project Blue participants can be housed. And yes—the walls are painted blue.“As you can see simply by looking around this new reentry pod, this is truly an innovative collaboration,” said Peaceprints of WNY Executive Director Cindi McEachon. “Over the last 10 years, I have personally worked with facilities of every jurisdiction level, and this is the first time in my career that I have experienced a partnership such as this one.”

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