Project Re-Direct http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unlikely-secret-weapon-probation-program-led-former-felon <p></p><p>Clark Porter is a social worker at the Federal Probation Office in St. Louis. Once upon a time, he was a violent felon. But he turned his life around and is now helping ex-offenders on probation do the same.</p><p>In the second of <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unlikely-secret-weapon-former-felon-becomes-probation-worker">a two-part series</a>, St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach reports on a program Porter and a colleague created that’s keeping many ex-offenders out of prison.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 11:24:09 +0000 Julie Bierach 5052 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon