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News Stories about Correctional Industries or Take TWO

 

Take TWO program selects non-violent offenders nearing parole eligibility for workforce reintegration - January 2020 story from The Chaffee County Times about Take TWO at the Transitional Work Center in Buena Vista.

Program allows inmates to work for private employers - December 2021 story from The Daily Sentinel about Take TWO in Rifle and Delta

Sentenced to Life, Kenny Cobbin Found Purpose in a Prison Dog-Training Program - May 2022 Westword story about formerly incarcerated Kenny Cobbin that started a dog training business after learning in our Prison Trained K9 Program

No former prisoners have been hired by Colorado to fight wildfires since a law passed to help - July 2022 Colorado Sun story about our SWIFT crews and a new law to help them get fire fighting jobs after release

Colorado Inmate fire crew slashes brush in La Plata County - October 2022 Durango Herald Story about SWIFT fire mitigation crews

 

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E470 on KRDO (Colorado Springs)

Senate Bill 22-50 changes the mission of Correctional Industries from being profit driven to focusing on Reentry, Reintegration, and reducing Recidivism, for the benefit of incarcerated workers.  KRDO recently did a story about our E470 image processing center and how it relates to the new law

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Denver 7 Take TWO

Denver 7 did this story in April 2021 about our TakeTWO program at the Transitional Work Center in Buena Vista, highlighting the success of formerly incarcerated Jacob Rocha, working at Basic Industries

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KOAA Colorado Springs

KOAA Channel 5 (Colorado Springs) ran this story about a new program to incentivize companies in hiring formerly incarcerated employees