Hope for brighter day: Offenders, addicts turn page, find work

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The sense of freedom was overwhelming.

Drugs had landed Niles Hall in legal trouble, resulting in numerous jail sentences over the course of six years. He had been on house arrest for 1½ years and was on probation. But Hall was ready to move on and improve his life.

The problem was, he needed help doing it. He didn’t know where to look for a job, where to get help applying to college, where to find a place to stay.

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