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6:24 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Unlikely Secret Weapon: Probation Program Led By Former Felon

Clark Porter, (at left) was once a felon. He's now a probation worker in the same district that once convicted him. Doug Burris (at right) is the Chief Probation Officer in the district.
(via Washington University in St. Louis)

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.

In the second of a two-part series, 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.

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