CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We bring you a lot of stories about offender's crimes and arrests. Now, we're telling you about what happens after they've served their time.
In the first part of this series - we'll take you along as Clay County Community Corrections officials check in on offenders.
Some, fresh out of lockup.
"I used to be so mad at the judge, the police, the people that got my kids, and really those are the people that made me who I am today," said an offender on home detention in Clay County.
But not all are like her. Some show no remorse, others will deny they're guilty to the grave.
These are the people Clay County Community Corrections has in their home detention program.
"Every step they take outside the walls of their house is 100 percent monitored and tracked," said Evan Sutherland, Chief Home detention surveillance officer.
But home detention has strict guidelines to keep these offenders out of trouble. When they violate the rules they become repeat offenders.
But it's also these people community corrections is trying to help. They are trying to keep these people from getting into trouble, again.
"These individuals are on home detention, but we don't want them sitting around doing absolutely nothing. We want them out there getting jobs, furthering their education. If they're not doing that, they're out there doing community service with the public," said Sutherland.
Clay County goes one step further. They have a class called "Thinking for a Change".
"A program designed to fill the pockets of the individual to give him more resources instead of acting out right on the spot that would get him into trouble," Sutherland explained.
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