Former prison inmates who served their time and have since made good lives for themselves recently shared their stories with an audience at Cleveland State Community College to highlight the importance of making good life choices, the Cleveland Daily Banner reports.
Those individuals regularly travel to area schools as part of a Chattanooga-based Christian organization called Prison Prevention Ministries.
Gentrell Watkins, prevention manager of Prison Prevention Ministries, explained what the organization does to help inmates get back on the right track and share their stories with others.
Staff and volunteers visit area facilities, including the Bradley County Jail, to host a class taught with a faith-based curriculum. Inmates are also referred to services needed to help them with things like counseling and addiction recovery.
For more information about Prison Prevention Ministries, visit http://www.prisonprevention.org.