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Local jails react to growth in female inmate population
By newsandtribune.com- Aprile Rickert
Published: 12/04/2018

SOUTHERN INDIANA — A select group of women living in the Floyd County jail may have served time before, but they say a new program is giving them the tools, skills and confidence to help make this time the last.

The new program, which started at the beginning of this year, is a separate block with room for 16 inmates who are committed to focusing on themselves, addressing their addiction issues and supporting one another in their growth.

“It teaches you how to change your thinking, which is where we all mess up,” said Heather Goff, who's been in the Floyd County jail for almost a year and a half, and the program for eight months.

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