ECI’s inmate release program puts accent on re-entry to society

“It had been almost a decade since Jayafus Kelly had seen the light of day as a free man. He sat down jittery to a breakfast of pancakes stacked seven high, stuffing himself in a show of appreciation to the guys who gave them up.It was his release day from the Eastern Correctional Institution where he had spent nine years of a state prison sentence for assault and robbery. On his last day –July 10 — the guys he left behind performed a rap song in his honor, then doled out portions of their favorite meal to Kelly as a proper send-off.”

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