Indiana, PA – On April 22, the State Correctional Institution (SCI) at SCI Pine Grove held a Career and Reentry Fair for the inmates who will be released from prison in the next 12 months. To assist them with a successful transition home, prison officials invited individuals to the prison to meet with the inmates. SCI Pine Grove had about 45 organizations that participated, including Foundation of Hope (Pittsburgh), CareerLink, Department of Banking and Securities, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Salvation Army, Good Will and Indiana County Technology Center, to name a few.
Every year the Department of Corrections releases 19,000 inmates back to their communities either on parole or after the individual has completed his/her sentence. Career and Reentry Fairs are held at every state prison and are vital in helping individuals obtain jobs once they are released from prison.
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