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Indiana state program helps inmates work after release

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says 600 former prison inmates now have jobs, thanks to the success of the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program. Indiana Governor Mike Pence says 600 former prison inmates now have jobs, thanks to the success of the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence says 600 former prison inmates now have jobs, thanks to the success of a state program.

The Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program works with state businesses, state prisons, and the Department of Workforce Development.

The program teaches prison inmates skills they need to get jobs after they're released.

Studies show unemployment greatly increases an offender's chance of returning to jail within three years.

Pence says he wants Indiana to be the best place that a former inmate can get a second chance.

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