Prisoners Need Resources & Opportunities After Release

I’m a Corrections Officer with North Dakota’s Parole System, and I Support Criminal Justice Reform

Before working in corrections, I worked for a truck accessories company. I wasn’t enjoying my work and needed change. I remember calling my wife in the middle of the day and saying, “I can’t do this anymore. Find me something.” She found a food service supervisor position at the prison here in my hometown. After holding that position for a while, I wanted to pursue something more meaningful, so I transferred to work as a correctional officer and did that for about five years. That work inspired me to complete my criminal justice degree, which I did in December. Since then, I’ve been involved with release and parole plans that help formerly incarcerated men reintegrate back into the community.

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