A substantial number of inmates in our county jails have substance abuse problems, educational deficiencies, emotional and cognitive problems that hinder their ability to find employment and cope with everyday life. The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office working together with the community can help to provided the opportunities and contacts needed to help inmate's function when they are eventually released.
Inmate Programs are not the only solution, but both
research and history tell us there is a significant link between a
lack of life skills, education, employment and incarceration. Inmate
Programs using the principals outlined in the book "The
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and integrated into correctional
programs by Gordon Graham & Co. seeks
to teach these powerful lessons in personal change.
By supporting inmate programs that promote cognitive change, positive values, education and self-discipline we can help to reduce recidivism and break the cycle of failure for many adult offenders. What is invested in these individuals today may be gained in productive citizens tomorrow.
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