The Illinois Department of Corrections is launching its first “Life Skills Reentry Center” in Kewanee.
It aims to teach a variety of skills to prisoners during the final years of their sentence. Then, officials hope, they will be less likely to commit another crime upon release. Example topics include cognitive behavioral therapy, sending e-mails, and making a personal budget.
Warden Tony Williams says such skills may be things inmates haven't necessarily been exposed to due to their incarceration.