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Turnaround Tuesday’ Helping Those Who’ve Hit Rock Bottom Get Back Up

August 8, 2017 6:00 PM By Mike Schuh

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The figures are pretty dismal. 75 percent of those who are released from prison, will be back behind bars within five years.

And only half of those who remain free have jobs. That’s why what’s happening in the basement of Zion Baptist Church every Tuesday is so remarkable.

It’s called “Turnaround Tuesday,” and it’s used to help get those who have hit rock bottom get back on their feet.

Most inmates think they’ve hit rock bottom where they’re behind bars.

But once they get out, the lack of a job means rock bottom can come with freedom.

Not everyone heading into the basement at Zion Baptist is an ex-con, but a lot are.

Doing great now, but for 10 years, Collie Thomas was locked up.

In prison, she prayed for change. That she would change.

“Oh, so much has changed, from the person she was before she walked in that door,” Thomas said. READ MORE

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