A researcher for the Urban Congress on African American Males in Baton Rouge is recommending a statewide expansion of Louisiana's pilot prison reentry program, the 100-Hour Reentry Pre-Release Program based on interviews with participants. The program provides each participant with 100 hours of classroom instruction on a variety of reentry topics, including communication skills, health and wellness, addiction, relapse prevention, employment, and housing. Currently, the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LADOC) offers the program at 29 locations across the state; 10 of the locations are regional reentry facilities. Offenders who participated in the pilot reported satisfaction with the . . .
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