Second Chance, a program for people released from prison in Juneau, closed up shop after its federal grant expired. Social care advocates and state officials say the program is crucial in helping ex-prisoners re-integrate into society.
Three former inmates that live in Juneau share what prepared them for life after prison, and what they think has kept them out.
I’d been through treatment and transition programs before, but none of them worked like Juneau’s halfway house and its alcohol treatment services. I wanted to put a finger on what worked, so I went back to the halfway house and spoke to a client.