The McLennan County Jail has started a new program for our former troops.
Creating Opportunity for Veterans through Education and Reintegration, or C.O.V.E.R as it’s called, is a program that seeks to help veteran inmates move toward the right path back into society.
Inmates are selected for the program through an application process which includes a variety of questions.
Authorities feel that is an act of service for the inmates that once stood before the line.
"At some point society either let them down or they let themselves down at some point and we gotta make sure that we take care of these guys who once helped us and served for us; for this country,” Sgt. Marco Hinojos said.
C.O.V.E.R currently has eight inmates that are involved, some shared their gratitude for being selected on to the program.
"It gives us veterans hope. It's definitely given me hope and I'm excited to be here and I'm excited for the future and without this program, I don't know that I'd have the same response," said Charles Trojanoski, an inmate who is a veteran.
McLennan County Jail will officially start C.O.V.E.R classes on October 8 and believed to expand to at least 16 veteran inmates.
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