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An ethical foundation: Retraining from a correctional perspective


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An ethical foundation: Retraining from a correctional perspective

The Newport News Sheriffs Office holds the ethical philosophy that it is obligated to do what it can to make that person...that inmate...a better human being when they leave jail than when they came in.

By Kathleen Carey
Sheriff

"Do we want them going back as better criminals? Or do we want to release them with the tools that'll help them succeed? Those are the questions you have to ask," said Sheriff Gabe Morgan, Newport News Sheriffs Office, Newport News, VA. "Unless a person receives the death penalty, is sentenced to life without parole, or dies while incarcerated, they're coming back."

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