Photos: Prison jobs

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- J. Douglas Leftwich, a job developer/coach with UpLIFTD, which acts as a go-between between employers and former inmates, asks a question during a presentation to employers and resource providers, Tuesday at the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office's Job/Resource Fair at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmates, left to right, Kinny Dyer, Joseph Robbins and Andre Brown, talk with Southern University AgCenter Center's Rural & Small Business Development E-Learning center program director LaKeeshia Giddens, left, and program assistant Sonja Butler, right, Tuesday's Job/Resource Fair at the prison. The first-time fair was put on by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Russell Davis, left, owner of AccuTemp, a heating, cooling and refrigeration business, speaks to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmates Tuesday, at a Job/Resource Fair put on by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office'. At right is one of his employees, Kerry Eichelberger, a former inmate. Russell also told inmates he had been in their position before, after problems with drugs.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Kerry Eichelberger, a former inmate and employee of AccuTemp, a heating, cooling and refrigeration business, speaks to inmates at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmates Tuesday, at a Job/Resource Fair put on by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office'. Behind him listening to the presentation is prison warden Dennis Grimes.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Inmate Travis Davis discusses the opportunities provided by the first-ever Job/Resource Fair put on Tuesday by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Capital Area ReEntry Coalition's Jacqueline Hall, a former inmate, says that programs like Tuesday's Job/Resource Fair at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison weren't available to her when she was incarcerated.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Inmate Joseph Robbins, right, leans out of line to shake hands with prison Warden Dennis Grimes, Tuesday as male inmates line up to leave the Job/Resource Fair put on there by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. At left is Sheriff's Office Sgt. Wayne Patricks, and at center are inmate Mark Phillips, and behind him, Sheriff's Office Capt. Darrell Bell.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Juanita Coleman, left, with Cenikor's Career Services, speaks with East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmate Angelina Gipson, center, Tuesday at the prison's first Job/Resource Fair, presented by the Capital Area ReEntry Coalition and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Gipson said Cenikor was interesting to her, because it offers substance abuse rehabilitation services for former inmates, while also assisting them with life skills and jobs.