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Belmont Correctional Institution Creates "Re-Intergration Unit" To Ease Prisoners Back Into Civilian Life

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It's a long way from being an inmate in prison to becoming a productive member of society, so the Belmont Correctional Institution has created a re-integration unit to ease prisoners back into the swing of work, family, productivity, and even faith.

It's not an easy program, as the prisoners may work 8 to 12 hours a day; or, do 90 hours of community service a quarter. But, officials say the programs cuts down on repeat offenders.

Their goal is to ease them into civilian life gradually, instead of dropping them abruptly outside the prison walls. Officials say Ohio is going to be a safer place because of the program.