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By: Nolan Blair, WYFF ReporterImate of Operation Workforce inmates

Around 15 inmates were recognized for work they’re doing to better their lives outside jail at Cherokee County Detention Center.

“They earned their South Carolina Ready to Work certificate, which is work keys because they can go out, you know, apply for jobs,” said Lisa Hannon, director of the Adult Education Program for Cherokee County. “And they also earned a certificate through Spartanburg Community College Corporate & Community Education Division on operational workforce training.”

Business and community leaders were present for the ceremony, showing their support to the inmates.

Jamyn Humphries was one of the inmates recognized. He says he’s been in the Cherokee County Detention Center for 10 months because of a heroin addiction. Humphries believes he’s the most mature he’s been. His wants to succeed in society when free and not return to jail.

“It’s not a goal, it’s a mission,” said Humphries. “It’s my lifelong mission going forward not to return to jail. I have children and family that love me.”

Officials say the same certificates will be offered to women in January 2020.

To learn more about Operation Workforce Training contact:
Melissa Schmitt
SCC Corporate & Community Education
864-592-4382 or schmitt@sccsc.edu

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