Obama Applauds County Inmate Jobs Program (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama recently cited the jobs training program in the Montgomery County correctional system during an address he made at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia.

“Some places are doing better than others. Montgomery County, Maryland, put a job training center inside the prison walls to give folks and head start in thinking about what may you do otherwise than committing crimes,” Obama said.

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MoCo Correctional Facility Touted as Model (Video)

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Top Obama administration officials visited the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in late July to learn more about the innovative classes and job training programs that are helping inmates find jobs when they are released. Related:

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Attorney General Holder, Labor Secretary Perez, and CE Leggett Tour Jail (VIDEOS)


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett toured the Montgomery County Correctional Facility on July 28 in Boyds. The visit by the Obama administration officials was to highlight the programs going on inside the jail to help the inmates learn skills and get jobs when they […]

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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