The Rural Blog: Rural Tenn. program gives ex-prisoners a second chance with training for work in auto plants

If they want help, to stay out of jail and be gainfully employed:

An innovative program in rural Tennessee is helping ex-convicts stay out of jail and remain gainfully employed. The nonprofit Middle Tennessee Rural Reentry Program asks local employers what kind of workers they need, and trains ex-offenders to fill those jobs. It was conceived by Christine Hopkins, an 82-year-old grandmother who partnered with Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, who strongly believes in rehabilitation.

The Rural Blog: Rural Tenn. program gives ex-prisoners a second chance with training for work in auto plants

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