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Prisoners earn second lease on life
Women transition into regular work routine through center
Cassie Reid, right, and Virginia Gilmore speak about their successes and hard work involved in being part of Lee Arrendale’s Transition Center work-release program. Reid and Gilmore have full-time jobs and return to the prison after each shift. They are also permitted to go on occasional shopping trips for items outside of prison.
Virginia Gilmore leads a seemingly ordinary life for a fast-food worker. She wakes up at noon, showers, dresses and heads to her job as a night shift manager at the Wendy’s in Clarkesville every Sunday through Friday. This is a typical routine for a hard-working person, except for one thing: Gilmore is in prison.