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New Program to Help Recidivism Rate and Help Inmates

Journal Review

By Jim Johnson

The Montgomery County Jail’s new program to help reduce recidivism is well underway and jail administrators like what they see so far. “We’ve seen some good results,” Jail Commander Lonnie Jones said. “The men have good attitudes and have been real anxious to be involved in this program.” The Jail Therapeutic Community is similar to the Indiana Department of Correction’s Jail Chemical Addiction Program, or JCAP. Montgomery County is one of a few counties in the state using the program and Jones said each one is unique. The county was awarded a $43,000 grant from the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association in January and now the program is in its fifth week. It has 11 participants and Jones said they hope to make it 12 individuals total.

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