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ADECA

February 7, 2018
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Gov. Ivey awards grant for state Corrections program
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MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $242,210 grant to aid inmates who desire to overcome addictions that may have led to their incarceration.

The grant to the state Department of Corrections will continue the residential substance abuse treatment program for inmates.

“We have a responsibility, both to the public and the incarcerated, to help rehabilitate inmates who want to end addictions and live fulfilling lives once they are released,” Ivey said. “This program helps inmates take steps to end these damaging addictions.”

Inmates voluntarily enroll in the substance abuse program which is offered at seven state prisons. The six-month program involves counseling and program managers who specialize in addictions.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Justice Department.

Ivey notified state Prison Commissioner Jeff Dunn that the grant had been approved.

ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.

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