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Schenectady County task force helping ex-cons

Assistance offered even before release

Wendy Brown, at right, is the Reentry Program coordinator for the Center for Community Justice. She talks with Andre Morris, President of Roots, a mentoring program for formerly incarcerated individuals. Roots works in partnership with the Schenectady County Reentry Program. Morris is a former prison inmate who benefitted from services like those provided by the Reentry program.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Wendy Brown, at right, is the Reentry Program coordinator for the Center for Community Justice. She talks with Andre Morris, President of Roots, a mentoring program for formerly incarcerated individuals. Roots works in partnership with the Schenectady County Reentry Program. Morris is a former prison inmate who benefitted from services like those provided by the Reentry program.
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When Andre Morris was released from prison more than 20 years ago, he thought he had everything under control. A substance abuser with a history of arrests, he had been in and out of jail multiple times. Changing his ways wasn’t something he’d actively considered. “I was a legend in my own mind. I thought I had everything together, and I knew exactly what I was doing,” he recalled. It wasn’t until he accepted help ...

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December 18, 2012
9:12 a.m.

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Great programs. Thank you for your commitment.

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