What if, in the very first week of every offender’s prison sentence, they received an educational and vocational skills assessment to determine their needs?
“I am encouraged by our efforts to provide treatment and training to offenders while they are incarcerated..."
The Delaware Correctional Reentry Commission has accomplished roughly half of the nineteen objectives Gov. John Carney set for the group he created...
Now, the state is renewing its focus on helping inmates avoid a return trip behind bars with the help of some federal grant money.
"There's no reason an offender should walk out of our prison without health care, typically Medicaid, or a plan for a place to live, at least temporarily," said Delaware Department of Correction Commissioner Claire DeMatteis.
“Prison education is an essential component for the successful reintegration of those exiting prison into their communities.
... "as soon as the felony came up," Eckstorm said he's been homeless.