THE DANNON PROJECT: HELPING AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS THRIVE AND SURVIVE

The Dannon Project

THE DANNON PROJECT: HELPING AT-RISK INDIVIDUALS THRIVE AND SURVIVE

The Dannon Project provides assistance to previously incarcerated individuals by helping with skills training, education and job placement. The goal is to reduce recitivitism and provide assistance to overcome challenges that are presented to them. (Frank Couch / The Birmingham Times)

Kenneth Whitehead didn’t even get his bus ticket.

By Alabama state law, a convicted felon released from prison is supposed to receive a $10 check and a bus ticket to wherever he or she wants to go. But after completing 13 years of a 20-year sentence for armed robbery and being released in April Whitehead said he didn’t receive a check or a bus ticket.

“They sold out of bus tickets,” said the 36-year-old. “I never heard of that.”

 

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