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Program aims to keep ex-offenders from returning to jail
Jon Lentz, The Gazette - August 16, 2009
The first two times Glen Tatro was released from prison, freedom proved temporary. He thinks his third prison sentence, though, will be his last.
The difference is a new ex-offender program in Colorado Springs that aims to prevent inmates like Tatro from returning to crime by providing free medical care, mental health treatment and life-skills training.
The strategy is critical for inmates like Tatro, who suffers from schizoaffective disorder, a mental illness marked by mood swings and psychosis. Mental health treatment in prison turned his behavior around and kept him out of trouble, eliminating the voices he heard and the mania that kept him awake for days......Click here to read the rest of this new article