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New Texas Prison Program Aims to Help Women Leave the System with Jobs Waiting for Them

A trauma-informed reentry program was unveiled after the Texas Department of Criminal Justice received criticism for a lack of growth opportunities for women. Patricia Ryan teaches a classroom of female inmates inside the Mountain View prison in Gatesville as part of a reentry program. Part of the full-day programming focuses on computer and office skills, practicing interview techniques, customer service training, and dealing with stress and safety in the workplace. (Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune) Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune […]

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