A program for inmates with addictions at the Albany County Jail is seeing results.
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says his Heroin Addiction Recovery Program has caused a decrease in repeat offenders.
Specifically, he says the recidivism rate for participants is 14%, compared to a national average of 77% for drug offenders.
The program allows participating inmates to be housed in a special cell, meet with counselors, and work through the reasons behind their addictions.
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