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Veterans in Hillsborough County Jail Get a Shot at Second Chance

Tampa Bay Times

By Ileana Najarro

Even as they serve their time, incarcerated veterans in Hillsborough County can now receive mental health therapy sessions, career development training and more through a new Veterans Resurgence Program. The brainchild of Sheriff Chad Chronister, the program is intended to stop recidivism among military veterans in the Falkenburg Road Jail by providing them with resources, counseling and access to services that will help them start over upon release. “We are giving these veterans that ended up in our jails an opportunity to feel proud again,” Chronister said in a statement. “This is how we thank them for their service.”

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