By Kent Faulk
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — An estimated 10,000 inmates — about twice the population of a city the size of Adamsville — are released from Alabama prisons back to their home counties each year. Twenty percent or more return to Jefferson County.
When they return to their communities they need a place to live, a job, transportation, and a doctor to help take care of a chronic health problem.
To address those problems and keep ex-offenders from committing new crimes and returning to prison, the Northern District of Alabama Reentry Council in recent months has targeted more than 25 programs or projects to develop to help inmates quickly re-adjust to life on the outside.
Full story: Projects aimed at helping ex-inmates underway in north Alabama