The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is offering programs to inmates to reduce recidivism rates.

The Sheriff Office reports that these self-improvement programs may lower the likelihood for an inmate to return to the county jail or prison once they are released.

These self-paced programs target the issues likely to result in continued criminal behavior such as substance-abuse disorders and decision-making skills.

The programs have been carefully designed to help and are Non-Denomination Spiritual Healing,  Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings, Mental Health and Addiction Assessments, Correctional Behavioral Health Visits, Women’s Recovery Groups, Building Healthy Relationships Instruction, and Self-Improvement Reading Programs.

“Punishment does not always work; we are making a strong effort to instill positive change and reduce our return rate. It is crucial to not only treat addiction but provide inmates with decision-making tools they can use in their everyday lives,” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey. 

Local churches, Friend to Friend, Moore County Leadership Institute, Bradford & Associates, and Moore County Alcoholics Anonymous have joined the Sheriff’s Office to help reduce the Moore County recidivism rate.

“We must attempt to rehabilitate and provide our inmate population with the skills and the understanding of how to be productive and successful members of our communities,” said Godfrey.  “All our programs are designed to do just that and are accomplished through collaboration with Moore County organizations. This is an absolute team effort that simply starts with an inmate’s wiliness to self-improve.”

For an inmate to be eligible for any of the self-improvement courses, they have to demonstrate good behavior, and the inmate has to have qualifying classification noted Godfrey.


Photo courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office




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