ISCI holds Life After Release Fair

inmates around exhibit
By Bill Hale, Education Program Manager, ISCI

On September 27, Idaho State Correctional Institution held its annual Life After Release Fair. About 500 inmates turned out for the event which featured displays by more than 20 vendors representing multiple organizations.

“The resources were based around, but not limited to housing, mental health and medical treatment, aftercare treatment, probation and parole, support communities and educational resources,” said Bill Hale, Education Program Manager at ISCI.

The Life After Release Fair promotes a safer Idaho through the goal of reducing recidivism. Building a resource pool and having the inmates make contact with the vendors face to face increases support once they release. More support in the community helps the inmates handle and mitigate stressful situations that could lead them back into criminal or addictive behavior.

“Personally, I plan on following up with the services provided by this fair, and I'm grateful for the support,” said fair participant J. Cook.

The Life After Release Fair was organized and coordinated by Luke Kormylo, Operations Program Manager at ISCI.

Story published: 09/29/2017
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