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Ex-offenders get 2nd chance to forge a new life
Prison, companies partner in re-entry employment opportunities
Vickie Huff welds at the Lavonia-based Atlanta Rod & Manufacturing. Huff and other ex-offenders have received training and job help through Goodwill’s employment programs and other community partners.
With her freedom coming, Vickie Huff said she worried about her resume’s two-decade hole in employment history. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an armed robbery in 1996. “I thought it would be kind of a struggle with the employment gap and having a felony like that,” Huff said, who served her time at the Lee Arrendale Transitional Center.