State agencies announce commitment to prison release services

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Missouri Dept. of Corrections Director Anne Precythe, background right, and Ron Farmer, at left, listen as Trey Dawson tells his story about a successful rehabilitation prior to being released from prison. Farmer, who has for 18 months successfully navigated his way in society after being incarcerated, also told his story. Both were presenters on the Reentry Success and Challenges Panel who sat before a large group of state agency representatives partnering with the Missouri Department of Corrections to enable successful reentry.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Missouri Dept. of Corrections Director Anne Precythe, background right, and Ron Farmer, at left, listen as Trey Dawson tells his story about a successful rehabilitation prior to being released from prison. Farmer, who has for 18 months successfully navigated his way in society after being incarcerated, also told his story. Both were presenters on the Reentry Success and Challenges Panel who sat before a large group of state agency representatives partnering with the Missouri Department of Corrections to enable successful reentry.

Trey Dawson began using drugs at 12 years old and heroin at 25 years old. He's been incarcerated in 27 county jails across 12 states and five prisons between Utah and Missouri.

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