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Scott Co. Sheriff Proud to Announce Another Graduation


Scott County Sheriff Proud to Announce Another Graduation of the GRACE Program at the Scott County Jail

Scott County-On 9-21-2022, the graduates of the "Grace Program" at the Scott County Jail gathered with Sheriff Goodin, Jail Commander Doug Herald, Deputy Jailer Kathy Burge (Special Programs Facilitator), and Shonita Flamion (Grace Program Coordinator) of LifeSpring Health Systems. The program, lasting 60 days, focuses on substance abuse education and re-entry into society issues faced by inmates once released from custody. Prior to this graduating class, each participant is screened for suitability, ensuring the participants are selected for the special instruction at the right time in their new life of sobriety.  Ms. Flamion stressed the fact that each participant "volunteered to be part of this program without any promise of sentence reduction or special favor whatsoever".  Furthermore, as with all programs we offer at the Scott County Jail, no cost was incurred by taxpayers in the enactment and successful execution of this program, something Sheriff Goodin stresses during each program planning meeting.  On behalf of the men and women of the Scott County Sheriffs' Office, congratulations graduates...we are proud of you!

NOTE:  The Grace Program is just one of 8 unique programs offered to our inmates while incarcerated at the Scott County Jail...from spiritual healing and cognitive mental health therapy to job and life skills training opportunities, we do our absolute best to return each inmate client to the community better than when they entered our jail facility, a must-do stressed by Sheriff he says everyday, "it's our responsibility to do so".


       Sheriff Goodin, Jail Commander Herald, Deputy Jail Officer      Burge, Grace Coordinator Flamion, and Grace Program Graduates