September 6, 2012 |

Behavioral program seeks change for offenders

Classes offer first-hand look at changes in thinking process

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By JAMES EIK

Staff Reporter

A new 12-week course at the Airway Heights Corrections Center aims to prevent current offenders from committing crimes that may incarcerate them in the future.

The program, Offender Change, began April 16 this year and is managed by Kay Heinrich, correctional program manager at the facility. The current class is called “Thinking for Change,” which attempts to find and fix behaviors that led to the offenders' criminal actions.

“By taking charge of our thinking, we can take control of our lives...

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