Ohio prison opens unit to help veteran inmates

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio – The Belmont Correctional Institute officially opened its new military unit Dec. 10. The program offers veteran inmates an environment of support and encouragement where veterans will help other veterans to deal with issues they uniquely face in their rehabilitation.

The program also includes a military preparation program for inmates due for release to make them ready for consideration enter the service of their country. A total of about 14 inmates have volunteered for the nine-week course.

This is the first program of its kind in the state and possibly the first in the county.
Read more about the military unit at Belmont Correctional Institute from the Times Leader.

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