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Faith & Character Based Program Participants Graduate

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January 27, 2020

Faith & Character Based Program Participants Graduate

Walker State Prison Honors Graduates

Forsyth, Ga. – On January 24, 2020 Walker State Prison (SP) held a graduation ceremony recognizing Faith & Character Based program participants at the facility in Rock Springs, Ga.. The ceremony was held for 27 offenders who successfully completed the program.

“The Faith and Character Based Program allows offenders an opportunity to make positive changes in their thinking, actions, and mindset,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “Through the hard work of everyone involved in the program, offenders are given tools to use in their transition back into society as productive citizens.”

The Faith & Character Based Program at Walker SP encourages offenders to seek a better way of life. The program equips participants to choose alternatives to criminal thinking and behavior through emphasis on spiritual, moral, character development, and life skills training. After graduation, many offenders volunteer in areas such as Faith and Character dorms, chaplaincy, education, and character development.

For more information on the Faith and Character Based Programs visit  Faith & Character Based Programming



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