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Franklin County program looks to give offenders a second chance at life | ABC 6 | June 29th 2022

Fighting for a second chance at life. A Franklin County program is giving offenders looking for a fresh start a real opportunity to get their lives back on track. ABC 6 is going behind the walls of the Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility. The program is the last step for residents before a possible prison sentence... READ MORE

ReEntry Week: Columbus woman builds new business, life after incarceration | ABC 6 |  April 25th 2022

After serving time, can there really be a clean slate? For many, the short answer is no. According to the Sentencing Project, 77 million Americans, or one in three adults, have a criminal record, with one in four having served time. More than 96% of them will be released back into the community... READ MORE

St. Cecilia parishioners join prison letters ministry | The Catholic Times | Feb 9, 2022

Columbus St. Cecilia Church has joined a ministry connecting parishioners with prisoners in a mentor-like relationship of encouragement and hope designed to ease the transition from prison to community when the inmates are released. The ministry, known as HOPE Letters, was begun in late 2019 by James Clay, who spent nine years in the Chillicothe Correctional Institution, and the Rev. Amelia Boomershine of Grace United Methodist Church in Dayton. The two had met at the prison during a Biblical storytelling contest Boomershine conducted and reconnected after Clay’s release... READ MORE