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Prison Speech Club Helps Inmates Work At Rebuilding lives


Inmates in Utah are learning to tell their stories through a speech club that builds communication skills to help navigate life after release and teach others to avoid their mistakes. The Salt Lake Tribune reports about 50 men are part of the New Visions Speech club, which serves a facility where inmates have demonstrated good behavior and want counseling and therapy. Ex-club president Ben Barnett says it helped him explain his criminal past and get a marketing job after his release last month. The techniques allow inmates to do things like ask a parole board for a release date and improve at job interviews.