Prostitution Diversion Program Helps Inmates
POSTED: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 5:36pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:42am
After several run-ins with the law and facing a potentially decades-long sentence behind bars, Kathryn Griffin abandoned a life of prostitution and drug use. Knowing that she had the ability to start her life anew, Griffin created a ground-breaking Harris County program to rehabilitate others like her.
This year, the Texas Legislature took notice of her work and passed a law authorizing the establishment of prostitution courts elsewhere in the state.
Through a program at the Harris County Jail, 20 women are working to avoid returning to a life of prostitution. The program is led by a woman who knows only too well the struggles they face.
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2013/07/28/video-jail-rehab/.