Prison to Prosperity program is making an impact on young offenders

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - A pilot program St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay introduced last year appears to be having a profound impact. It is called From Prison to Prosperity (P2P) and is designed to offer much needed resources like jobs, education, mentors and social services to inmates being released from the corrections system in an effort to prevent them from returning to a life of crime. More than one hundred people between the ages of 17 and 24 are involved in the project, which boasts a high success rate. About three percent of youngsters have relapsed since the P2P was announced September of last year.

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