A special program teaches inmates about cooking and life skills to prepare them for jobs once they’re out of jail. At the Johnson County Adult Residential Center at New Century, instructor Erin Bassett shows Erica Puckett (left), Alecia Wherry and Rex Ball how to dice an onion. The three inmates are participating in the culinary program; Bassett is with Episcopal Community Services.
A special program teaches inmates about cooking and life skills to prepare them for jobs once they’re out of jail. At the Johnson County Adult Residential Center at New Century, instructor Erin Bassett shows Erica Puckett (left), Alecia Wherry and Rex Ball how to dice an onion. The three inmates are participating in the culinary program; Bassett is with Episcopal Community Services. Susan Pfannmuller Special to the Star
A special program teaches inmates about cooking and life skills to prepare them for jobs once they’re out of jail. At the Johnson County Adult Residential Center at New Century, instructor Erin Bassett shows Erica Puckett (left), Alecia Wherry and Rex Ball how to dice an onion. The three inmates are participating in the culinary program; Bassett is with Episcopal Community Services. Susan Pfannmuller Special to the Star

Getting lives back on track with a new recipe for success

March 07, 2017 12:00 PM