“It is our personal experience that when people leave prison, several changes occur inside their head. They don’t realize until their release that they have been slowly changed while adjusting to prison life. The lifestyle of incarceration is very disciplined and structured. Inmates make no decisions for themselves. They are given the opportunity to take many programs to better themselves and their chances for success, but do not get to implement what they have learned until the day comes to be released, and they are given $100 to start a new life. This stressful time is intensified when thrown into the low-structured, fast-paced life of free society. They are scared, uncomfortable, and doubtful as to whether they can adapt to this new way of life. The State of Montana recognizes that people emerging from the prison population into society face insurmountable difficulties. These people need help from a group who understands their plight and offers them hope and guidance.”
To support and encourage positive life changes for individuals, and family members of those, who have been incarcerated, addicted to drugs, youth at risk, and HepC positives.
To lower the recidivism rate in Montana and create healthy, safe communities in which to live.
Contact us at:
Connections P.O. Box 4142 Bozeman, MT 59772 phone: 406.813.8209 Connections, is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization