The Local Lens
The Local Lens
Apr 13, 2022
A Look at the Jail Education Program - Angie Gregory and April Smith
Play • 29 min

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

For people arrested on drug charges, jail provides a unique opportunity: they have to stay in one place. People are kept in a place where they can actually sober up and be reached. This episode takes a look at what happens during this period.

Many of our past guests have said they started finding recovery while in jail, seeing that as a time that the fog cleared. This clearing provides caregivers with a chance to catch people and help them make sure they don't end up back in jail someday.

Angie Gregory and April Smith join our show to tell us a bit about why this time is important and what is being done to make as much impact as we can.

These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.

Visit findhelpnowky.org to find treatment options for you in Kentucky.

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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).

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