Georgia Jail Creates Nation’s First Veterans Dorm

MUSCOGEE COUNTY, Ga. — Veterans returning home to Georgia may soon join other military members in a new dormitory reserved especially for them — in a jail.

In an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism, Sheriff John Darr created the new facility to give veteran-inmates services to help them deal with the issues often linked with decamping.

Since the veterans are grouped in the same area, they can bond with each other and receive medical treatment from a centralized location, staff said.

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