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Ramped-up recovery: Expanded program offers Beltrami County inmates a chance to grow


February 13, 2017

BEMIDJI—For six hours each weekday, inmates and drug treatment providers gather in the Beltrami County Jail's old kitchen.

The large, windowless area is equipped with a whiteboard, brand-new plastic chairs, computers and workbooks filled with tips and skills meant to guide addicts away from drug use and toward problem solving. Remnants of the room's days as a kitchen remain, with a large sink stationed against one wall and a tile floor creating an echoey space.


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