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The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and Williamson College (WC) are partnering to create THE PROMISE, a program that will prepare inmates for meaningful employment once they are released from prison.  Incarcerated individuals impact the whole community.  In Tennessee, 1 in every 38 adults are in the prison system (probation, prison, or parole) with the cost to state  tax payers of $23,662 per prisoner/year (Justice Fellowship). The Williamson County jail houses approximately 450 inmates. Hebrews 13:3 says, “Remember the prisoners, as though you were in prison with them” and from Jesus, “I was in prison and you visited me” (Matt 25:36).

THE PROMISE will prepare inmates with knowledge and skills to improve their future employment or entrepreneurial opportunities and reduce the recidivism rate. Through quality instruction, WC promises to provide a solid education. In return, the students will make a promise of commitment and loyalty, to their communities, to their employers and to themselves.

For more information about THE PROMISE, please contact Ed Smith.

We would love your support.

We welcome your prayers for the inmates and for the staff as God uses THE PROMISE to change lives.

Our promise to you is to keep you informed of the mighty ways God has been at work.
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