November 23, 2017
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10 dads in prison graduate from InsideOutDad program

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Michael Fournier, Maine Dept of Corrections, recreational therapist for InsideOutDads program, stands (wearing a navy blue polo shirt, in the upper right of the photo) with the program's first graduating class.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine State Prison in Warren had a group of prisoners graduate from the 12-week InsideOutDad program on Friday, July 18.

“This is the first class offered, and appeared quite successful. So much, in fact, I have two more classes beginning next week and a wait list for the future,” said MSP Recreational Therapist Michael Fournier, in a press release.

“This group of 10 dads just completed a course that will help them build practical skills that will allow them to connect with their children during their incarceration, and successfully reintegrate into their families upon release,” said Fournier.

National Fatherhood Initiative’s InsideOutDad program is the only evidence-based program for working with incarcerated fathers. It helps break the cycle of recidivism. For more information on InsideOutDad: http://www.fatherhood.org/