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Business is up at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio as members learned during Wednesday’s meeting of the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio.
CCNO Executive Director Jim Dennis said Wednesday’s population stood at 602 or 94 percent. He said population numbers for each of the six jurisdictions was high with Lucas County over its allotted number of beds. He said the population averaged 596 or 93 percent in May and 563 or 85 percent in April.
Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken said his county used an additional 377 beds during one month. He told of a new program – Getting Ahead While Getting Out – that recently received additional funding to continue efforts to reduce jail usage and help those being released back into the community.
Commissioner Gerken said the Getting Ahead program addresses re-entry, encouraging participants into self discovery, why they are in jail, how they can stay out and finding community resources available. He said the first 72 hours are critical and, when a person is released, a mentor will assist them when getting off the bus.
The first Getting Ahead program involving 21 classes that were funded by Toledo Municipal Court judges, said Commissioner Gerken. It is only one of three such programs being offered in the country. The program itself is overseen by Bridges Out of Poverty staff in Lucas County.
This site was updated on October 25, 2016