Pulliam: A Second Chance For Former Inmates


Pulliam: A second chance for former inmates

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Recycle Force president Gregg Keesling photographed at Recycle Force in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2017.(Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar)Buy Photo

Mark Whitacre saw it all: theft, business corruption, attempted suicide and his own time behind bars.
Yet he saw something new when he visited RecycleForce on Indy’s east side this past week.
He had never seen an enterprise devoted solely to putting ex-inmates to work in a factory-like setting.
Whitacre has some expertise on prisoners heading back to civilian life. He wound up serving eight years in a federal prison for his part in the 1990s Archer-Daniels-Midland price-fixing scandal.  …

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