Pilot Program Prevents Recidivism
Offenders pay their debt to society but often when they're released, many will start their personal cycle of crime all over again. Unless someone intervenes. Three years ago, Chief US District Judge Susan OkiMollway started a pilot program to offer high risk offenders a path other than the revolving door of recidivism. The District of Hawaii’s Reentry Court is intense, it's tough and it works. The latest class is graduating. Chief Judge Mollway, reentry program probation officer, Jenny Coats and a program participant form Beth-Ann's panel for tonight's show.