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New center helps those on parole and probation re-enter society
By kplctv.com- Theresa Schmidt
Published: 11/19/2015

According to the Department of Corrections, and other sources, Louisiana has more people incarcerated per capita than any other place in the world — and most of these people, will one day be set free. That's why re-entry programs are seen as crucial to help offenders integrate into society.

And a new center in the area aims to help make that happen.

"I had a job and I had an accident. I broke my neck and back. The doctors put me on pain killers and, course, I'm a drug addict, so I used that and it progressed into a bad addiction that led me back in prison," said Kerry Marcotte.

Marcotte is now out on parole, having served time for drug offenses and theft. He's getting re-entry help at a new state funded facility here called the GEO Lake Charles Day Reporting Center.

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