|Published:||Sep 23, 2013 8:35 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 23, 2013 8:35 AM EDT|
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Five inmates are graduating from the Charlotte County Jail's faith-based program.
A sheriff's office statement says the program was started last year with the goal of providing inmates with a broad, faith-based education and support system that they can use outside the correctional setting.
The program is taught by volunteers, certified counselors and members of the Jail Chaplain Services. It's funded by Inmate Welfare Funds.
The graduation will be held on Monday at the jail in Punta Gorda.
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