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May 11

Women in prison getting a second chance one chop at a time

CLEVELAND – Channel 5 TV news, “Getting a second chance, one teaspoon at a time — That’s true for a group of women looking to turn things around after a life of crime.

One local program is dishing out a helping hand with their future in mind.

Choppin’ for Change

Chopping, measuring, and baking — all the things the women in the Choppin’ for Change program are stirring up every day.

“Oh yeah, I love it,” said Tomika Daniel, a graduate and now teacher’s assistant in the program.

Four years left on her sentence and Tomika Daniel is already dreaming about what she wants her life after prison to be.

“Long-term goal is to maybe open up a high-end restaurant, cater to a variety of different people,” she said.

She’s not the only one ready to start a new.

“Here, our mind is focused on becoming a better person,” said Amanda Ernsberger, another graduate of the program.” To read the rest of this report, and view the video, click here.

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