Jails near military bases are overrun with Veterans.
According to FOX NEWS:
"The people in the veterans dorm get access to programs that will hopefully be addressing their concerns or needs," said Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr. "When they transition back into the community we don’t have the problem [of recidivism.]"
Darr went on to say, true crime prevention is having people not commit the same offense or crimes over and over again. He wants to keep folks from circulating in and out of the jail system.
And it’s not costing his community a dime. All the programs that help these inmates are volunteer based.
"What we’re looking at is having one big partnership to deal with this certain group," Darr said. "Here is a certain demographic that needs to deal with their issues and not only within the facility — but as they transition back into this community."
According to a report about 9 percent of the prison population in the U.S. is made up of veterans. Similar state programs have only been seen in Florida prisons — but never jails. And since the jail in Columbus, GA., is near Fort Benning — one of the country’s largest military bases — it’s an area many veterans call home.