Georgia opens first jail devoted to U.S. veteransSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:10
By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian
Sunday, May 6, 2012 15:58 EDT
The problem of US military veterans falling into a life of crime after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached such levels that a law enforcer in Georgia has opened what is believed to be America’s first county jail devoted to veteran inmates.
John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County in Columbus, Georgia, has created the new facility in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism by providing them with specialist services to help them deal with the problems they carry with them when they decamp.
“It’s really unique. What we’re bringing together is a lot of resources,” Darr told the local Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.