Putting Faith in Prisoners

TALLAHASSEE (970 WFLA) -- State officials are hoping religion can produce better people behind bars. 

Department of Corrections Secretary Julie Jones says they're expanding a program that offers faith-based character training in prison. 

Inmates live in special dorms for up to 18 months. Jones says the faith-based program creates a positive environment and helps inmates with the transition when they get out.

The program is being expanded to a total of 65-hundred beds in 34 different prisons. It's religion that motivates the inmates, but Jones says they don't teach any specific faith.

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