Inmates at Stewart County Detention Center graduate from "Better Life Skills Program"

Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 18:45:53-04

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Inmates at the Stewart County Detention Center graduated yesterday from the "Better Life Skills Program" there. The life skills program is designed to prepare inmates for obtaining and keeping jobs once they're released.

The 15 inmates who graduated participated in the program every week for 13 weeks. It requires them to complete homework studies and resumes.

The graduates received a graduation meal, as well as a certificate of completion. Each of the graduates also received a Bible.

"The Sheriff's Office wants to thank Pastor Phil Dunn and his wife Betsy for their hard work and dedication to this program," said Paulette Redman, public information officer of the Stewart County Sheriff's Office, in a Facebook post. "Also thank you goes out to the Bumpus Mills Baptist Church for providing the meal and great desserts."

The next scheduled "Better Life Skills Program" in Stewart County will be in the fall for the female inmates.