St. Louis Launches ‘From Prison To Prosperity’ Initiative

September 10, 2015

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis on Tuesday launched a pilot program designed to give just-released inmates a guided path to success as they re-enter society.

City corrections commissioner Dale Glass said “From Prison to Prosperity” will target inmates between the ages of 17 and 24 – those who have a future but made one bad mistake.

“This will give us an opportunity to divert them from a life of crime, perhaps, and then give them a chance to be productive in the community,” Glass said during a news conference in front of the Medium Security Institution on North Hall Street.

A major program supporter is Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed.

“For the last eight years, I have been putting monies in the budget to the tune of $750,000 for re-entry,” she explained. “And I can tell you that this program here is going to be a game-changer in the St. Louis area.”

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