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Positive reviews come in for Reignite program at Cass County Jail

A press conference was held Wednesday, Sept. 21, to give an update and plan moving forward with the Reignite project at the Cass County Jail.

The Reignite program was launched in May at the Cass County Jail.
Sam Goetzinger
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FARGO — The Cass County jail administrator has seen positive changes in their inmates thanks to its new Reignite program.

In a press conference Wednesday, Sept. 21, Jail Administrator Captain Andy Frobig, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner and others gave an update on the program since its launch in May.

The program focuses on providing an education, job skills, healthy living and faith-based programming for inmates.

The hope is to give people serving time a second chance when they get out to reduce recidivism.

"This opportunity here is not just a re-branding of what we have already done. It is an opportunity to see this as our opportunity to change and provide anything that could also be replicated in the community as well," Frobig said.


Jahner said they are working on bringing on businesses to help inmates with the already successful program.

"We've already seen attitude changes both from the resident population and from the staff once we started this program up this past summer," Frobig said.

He hopes to bring in more technology to help inmates study during free hours as well.

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