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From desert camp now to a jump -- -- Chester proudly served his country for more than four years before returning home.
Getting into trouble and -- and -- here a county jail in Columbus, Georgia.
Reports from the in -- situation like this.
You know at least now we're segregated to a point that we can actually talk to one another really iron out some of the situation.
Chester is in -- county's new veteran only dormitory.
The south Georgia facility houses -- together allowing the -- to streamline aid in programs.
Geared to the former soldiers.
Similar programs have been tried in Florida State prisons but this is the first time it's been attempted in a county jail.
That the people bad people.
As they get access to these programs.
That it hopefully we'll be addressing some of their that are concerned that there needs them when they transitional -- -- -- the community we don't have that problem.
That problem is recidivism.
Sheriff dart says veteran inmates typically suffer from alcoholism or PT at fifteen after deployments.
If the issues are never addressed veterans can lash out and break the lock.
-- incorporates programs that confront drug addiction and mental illnesses.
Even transitioning back to life outside.
-- what we are doing is starting the process and then making it seamless post incarceration.
So what they're the mentors that they get while they're here will be -- -- they have and they get outside.
The -- of justice statistics reports.
At about 110 of the US prison population across the US is made up of male veterans.
And that statistic is inflated here in Columbus, Georgia because for any one of the largest military bases in Georgia is only miles away.
As you see more people are that are coming off active duty.
They're gonna be transitioned back into different communities throughout this country.
As more service men and women come home from duty in need of a little help.
Volunteers say it's now the communities duty to provide it.
If there was a group that deserves a second chance these guys -- -- they serve this country without really does.
Gives you that feeling that you got pushed aside you have stood between the cracks and that you still part of something.
In Columbus, Georgia Elizabeth grant.
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