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

SOUTHERN INDIANA β€” 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.

β€œIt 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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