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Inmates enroll in program to get food handler’s permit

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NORMAN, Okla.- Inmates at the Cleveland County Detention Center are getting a second chance and a new skill

The center introduced IN2WORK, a program that gives inmates job skills and a food handler’s permit once they graduate and are released from jail.

The program takes 90 days to complete and officials say it gives inmates a chance to change to their lives.

“This means making sure they are given the rehabilitation, training, and education that will allow them to make better choices when they leave,” said Carrie Davis, CCDC chief. “We expect more from our inmates, so they will have a better outcome when they leave our facility.  It is a privilege to be the first county in the state to partner with Aramark to initiate this wonderful program. I am honored to have worked with the outstanding individuals who helped get this started.”

The Cleveland County Detention Center is the first facility in the state to offer the program.