NC residents oppose rehab site for woman inmates

The Associated Press

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GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — Some Alamance County residents are upset about plans for a farm in their neighborhood to provide transition for women recently released from prison.

The Times-News of Burlington reported (http://bit.ly/1lTE8hA) more than 40 people attended a meeting this week in the Mount Herman community to question the director of Benevolence Farm.

The farm recently bought a three-bedroom house after 11 acres was donated to the organization. Director Tanya Jisa says the home will house four recently released women who want to rebuild their lives.

Benevolence Farm leaders hope to provide housing to a dozen women who will spend 25 hours a week working in the field and 15 hours a week learning job skills.

But local resident Debbie Newell says some in the community don't feel safe with the farm operation.

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Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com

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