Farris and Jackson worked with civic leaders and state and county government officials to open the NAACP branch's Re-entry Program, which provides ex-offenders the support they need to adjust to life after prison. According to B.J. Blair, re-entry coordinator for the Georgia Department of Corrections, the main reasons most return to prison are technical violations of their release, such as failing to find a job or home, failing to get drugtested, failing to report to their parole officers, or failing to pay parole or probation fees or child support. "The NAACP has taken a leadership role on this issue in our community, and we commend them," said Mike Wiggins, executive vice president of Southwire, a wire and cable company in Carrollton that provided office furniture and computers for the facility.
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