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Prison program counsels, trains inmates to get them on their feet
Inmate Brian Forrester and a handful of other Hall County inmates are participating in the REACT program at the Hall County Jail which allows chosen inmates to attend Lanier Technical College for job training. The program is the brainchild of Warden Walt Davis to help Hall County inmates transition back into society.
Brian Forrester is done with the iron bars, high fences and dead ends. Most of all, he doesn’t want to let his family down.The 41-year-old Gainesville man is in a select class of Hall County inmates in the Re-entry Accountability Court Transition program, the brainchild of Warden Walt Davis. “We’re trying to break that cycle of recidivism with these particular individuals, and these are low-level, nonviolent guys,” Davis said.