The grant will allow training, timely screening for mental illness and substance abuse, evidence-based treatment and case management
A federal grant announced Friday will help people who might otherwise go to jail improve their lives instead
With the program, inmates have the possibility of finishing their jail sentence at the treatment center
The program allows inmates to learn vocational skills and make money while incarcerated to reduce recidivism
County commissioners on approved spending $11,000 from the federal county relief block grant for video conferencing equipment for two new rooms at the jail
The county is considering applying for a state shovel-ready project grant that would cover demolition and a concrete retaining wall for about $1 million or $1.25 million, with a 25% local commitment
The funds will be used to help communities establish or continue operations of community corrections programs
A $5.25 million grant will fund the project, which aims to "transform the role of literature and libraries in the lives of people in prison"
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