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February 2012 - National Jail Exchange

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    Re-Entry for Veteran Identified Inmates

    By Donald Coffey and Joel F. Botner, Re-Entry Unit, Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, Miami, Florida In this article, Coffey and Botner share some of Miami-Dade County's "lessons learned" in working with jail inmates who are veterans. They discuss: - The challenges jails may face in identifying veterans in the jail, and some ways to encourage disclosure so that these inmates get the help they deserve; - The behavioral and treatment needs that tend to be commonly...
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