The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility works to rehabilitate inmates in order to release them back into the real world with a chance to be successful.
They do this with a lot of different approaches, and today was a big day for one of the programs.
We’ve highlighted many of the programs the facility offers, and here is yet another one.
The in 2 work program provides inmates with the necessary skills for their future.
Today 5 program members graduated from the program in a special way. In working with Aramark, the contracted food service provider for the correctional facility, the graduates prepared a meal as part of the graduation.
The food industry is a constantly growing field and graduating from the course gives inmates a chance to jump right into the work force after release.
“This program is showing up at work on time, the importance of time management, organization, working together with diversity. So it’s like a job that they go in to learn all the skills needed so when they are released they trained, they know what to do. And studies show that if you get a job when you are released you are less like to re-offend and come back to prison.”
This year’s recipe for future employment success included spinach and artichoke dip, beef ribs, baked catfish, okra and green tomatoes, green bean casserole and blackberry cobbler.