Category: SCA spotlight

Second Chance Act Spotlight: Byron Davis, Birmingham, Alabama

By CSG Justice Center Staff Byron Davis used the end of his sentence in Limestone Correctional Facility near Huntsville, Alabama, to get ready for his next step: searching for work back home in his community, just outside of Birmingham. He intended to put his conviction for dealing drugs behind him. “I don’t want to go …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Ernie Galbreath

By CSG Justice Center Staff When change came to the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC), then corrections officer Ernie Galbreath was on the ground watching it happen. Galbreath joined the DOC in 2013, where he supervised people at the Newton Correctional Facility outside of Des Moines. That same year, Iowa was in the planning phase …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Steimbridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Steimbridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Second Chance Act Spotlight: Britney Stembridge

By CSG Justice Center Staff Britney Stembridge (left) remembers the moment last year when she took a pen to the dotted line of her Pathfinders contract, where she committed to participate in reentry programming and prioritize her recovery. In January 2017, she had been sentenced to just over 5 months in the Tarrant County, Texas, …

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Second Chance Act Client Spotlight: Sharon Hadley, Harris County, Texas

By the CSG Justice Center Staff When Sharon Hadley (left) arrived at Santa Maria Hostel in July 2012, she had just completed the latest in her decade-long string of sentences for drug-related offenses. “Now that I look back over my life, I can see how the wheels started coming off even before I really knew …

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Second Chance Act Program Spotlight: Paths to Recovery, Santa Maria Hostel Harris County, Texas

By the CSG Justice Center Program Basics: Santa Maria Hostel provides substance use treatment and supportive housing to women in Harris County, Texas, many of whom are admitted to Santa Maria Hostel after their release from prison or jail. With Second Chance Act grant funding, Santa Maria Hostel began employing recovery coaches in 2013 to …

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