BUCKEYE, Ariz. (KGUN-TV) - Prisoners at three state prisons are getting a chance to find a career from behind bars so that they're employed once they are released from incarceration. Gov. Doug Ducey officially unveiled the new program at the Lewis Prison Complex, in an effort to reduce recidivism.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday that he was very pleased with the results of a job program designed to cut recidivism rates during a visit to one of the state’s prisons. “This is just one of a number of efforts we’re undertaking to help people make real, lasting change so they never end up back in prison,” Ducey said Monday during a tour of the Sunrise Employment Center inside the Lewis Prison in Buckeye.
Governor Doug Ducey toured the Sunrise Employment Center at Lewis Prison in Buckeye Monday morning. It’s one of three facilities in the state designed to help inmates prepare for the job market after serving their sentence. The hope -- good job opportunities to prevent repeat offenders.
There have been many reports recently about the job market heating up, but not everyone has an easy time finding work. That is especially true for those who have been convicted of crimes. There is a program, however, being pushed by Governor Doug Ducey (R-AZ) that is helping to give those people a second chance, in hopes of keeping them from heading back to prison.