Written by Your 5News Team
Created on December 06, 2012 @ 11:57PM
The Pruntytown Correctional Center in Taylor County opened their doors to the public on Thursday to give them a firsthand look at what goes on inside their facility.
It was all part of an initiative set forth by the state to have all Division of Corrections facilities host an open house for their community and local leaders. The folks at Pruntytown also invited local businesses and schools to see how they operate.
The idea is to let these people know that they're a good neighbor, and are doing all they can to help offenders turn their lives around.
"We're helping to prepare them to re-enter society. Everyone who is housed here is going to eventually get out. They're going to be your neighbor or my neighbor. So, we want to ensure that they're a good neighbor to us, that they're out there working, taking care of their families and doing the things they're supposed to do as opposed to re-offending and coming back into the system," says Debra Minnix, warden of the Pruntytown Correctional Center.
Thursday was also used as a recruiting effort as well to potentially add to the staff of about 170 employees who work with nearly 400 inmates there.
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