SHERIFF'S REENTRY SERVICES
"We are hiring them and we're hiring them with great satisfaction. These guys are committed to their jobs. They demonstrated that as inmates (in the program) and continue to do so as employees. I go to a job site and inspect what's being done and they are fully engaged. They're very inquisitive and often offer suggestions on how to improve the process."
Ray Funnye, Georgetown County Director of Public Services.
Once an inmate is free and trying to rebuild their lives, the program switches gears from education to making sure they have what they need to survive outside the walls of the detention center. Program graduates say the self-confidence and strong work ethic they build in the program make as much a difference as the trade skills.
Two hundred and two (202) have graduated (to date) with no one returning back to prison. Recidivism rate is 0%. Recidivism rates are determined through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
* National statistics indicate that more than two-thirds of state prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release and half are re-incarcerated.